Kentucky snaps skid at Neyland, beats No. 18 Tennessee 34-7

Kelvin Joseph and Jami Davis returned interceptions for touchdowns within the first part and Kentucky close out No. 18 Tennessee in the second one part to bury the Volunteers 34-7 Saturday.

It was once Kentucky’s first win in Neyland Stadium since 1984, the Wildcats’ biggest margin of victory in Knoxville since 56-Zero in 1893 and their maximum lopsided victory within the sequence since 1935.

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After you have six interceptions and permitting just a protection towards Mississippi State remaining week, Kentucky (2-2) picked off 3 passes towards the Vols (2-2).

Tennessee has now adopted up an eight-game successful streak with a two-game dropping streak.

Joseph’s 41-yard landing and Davis’ 85-yard go back — each off interceptions thrown through Jarrett Guarantano — helped put Kentucky up 17-Zero in the second one quarter.

With about five mins left within the 3rd quarter and trailing through 20, Tennessee went three-and-out for a 2d consecutive ownership and was once showered with boos from the sparse crowd of 22,519.

Previous within the season, Kentucky had proven indicators of getting problem convalescing from adversity. Towards Ole Omit, a neglected box purpose was once adopted through 21 directly Ole Omit issues and a 42-41 loss.

Kentucky gave the impression to resolve that Saturday.

After falling at the back of 17-Zero in the second one quarter, Tennessee was once ready to grind out a 75-yard force to chop the deficit to 10 on the part.

The Vols had the primary ownership of the 3rd quarter, however went three-and-out. The Wildcats’ offense answered with a 76-yard march that resulted in a 1-yard TD go from Terry Wilson to Allen Dailey, Jr.

Chris Rodriguez had a 2-yard landing run within the fourth quarter to stretch the Kentucky result in 34-7.

4 Tennessee turnovers — 3 interceptions and a fumble — dictated the primary part.

THE TAKEAWAY

Kentucky: The Wildcats ended a streak of 17-straight losses at Neyland, which was once the longest such streak in main school soccer. Temple has misplaced 15 directly at Penn State was once No. 2.

Tennessee: Guarantano was once benched after two alternatives and J.T. Shrout was once intercepted on his first strive through Tyrell Ajian. That pick out was once become a box purpose and a 17-Zero lead.

Guarantano’s efficiency off the bench in remaining yr’s 17-13 win at Kentucky fueled his resurgence. That carried him in the course of the ultimate 3 video games of remaining season and the beginning of this season.

But it surely’s obvious that Tennessee once more has a questions at quarterback.

UP NEXT

Kentucky will face No. three Georgia at house Saturday evening.

Tennessee will entertain No. 2 Alabama Saturday.

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