It’s the final game for the Kentucky Wildcats in 2012 and the last game for head coach Joker Phillips. Phillips, who will not be returning next year as Kentucky is struggling through a 2-9 season, but coming off a convincing win over Samford last week. Today, they head to Knoxville to take on the Tennessee Volunteers. IT will be the second-straight year the Cats will send out a converted quarterback of sorts to face the volunteers.
Last season, Matt Roark was forced to start his first game at QB since high school after playing his entire 4-year career at UK as a wide receiver, and came out and played admirably as the Cats ended a 26-year losing streak to the Vols.
Jalen Whitlow will get the start at QB today. The true freshman was expected to play wide receiver at Kentucky, but injuries forced him to start the majority of games this year at QB. The game will kick off at 12:21 PM EST in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville and the game is broadcast on CBS on the SEC Sports Network. We will be providing you with all of latest updates and key stats as the game progresses. Thank you for joining us today, and Go Cats!