Tennessee 24, Kentucky 14

Tyler Bray threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee

extended its winning streak over Kentucky to 26 straight games to

become bowl eligible with a 24-14 victory on Saturday.

After losing four games in October, the Vols (6-6, 3-5

Southeastern Conference) were perfect in their four November games.

They also upheld the longest active streak in a series between two

FBS teams, one that’s survived 10 coaches on the two teams and is

older than any player on either team’s roster.

Denarius Moore caught one of Bray’s touchdown passes and had 205

yards receiving to become the only Vols receiver in history to have

more than 200 yards receiving in two games in either a season or

career. Moore had 228 yards in an Oct. 30 loss to South


Kentucky (6-6, 2-6) tied the game at 14 with 10:10 left in the

third quarter when Mike Hartline hit Tyler Robinson on a 2-yard

touchdown pass on fourth-and-1. The Wildcats got the ball back on

the next drive when Bray threw one of his two interceptions in the

game to Mychal Bailey in the Kentucky end zone.

They couldn’t capitalize, and Tennessee drove 73 yards and got a

2-yard touchdown run by Tauren Poole on the next drive to

ultimately take the lead. Daniel Lincoln kicked a 36-yard field

goal with 9:19 in the fourth quarter to pad the lead.

Hartline struggled to connect with his receivers late but

finished 31 of 44 for 272 yards, the touchdown and an interception.

Randall Cobb had 13 catches for 116 yards but did not score a

touchdown for the first game all season. Derrick Locke ran 24 times

for 97 yards.

Kentucky appeared poised to take a 14-point lead early in the

second half after putting together a 16-play, 78-yard drive, but

Locke fumbled at the Vols 1 and Tennessee’s Nick Reveiz recovered

in the end zone.

Tennessee abandoned the run game that had failed to gain any

yards against a usually inept Wildcats run defense. After Reveiz’

recovery, Bray completed four passes, including a 44-yard pass to

Moore and an 11-yard touchdown toss to Gerald Jones to tie the game

at 7 with 13:53 in the second quarter.

Kentucky only picked up one first down on the next drive before

it was forced to punt. Tennessee had only two plays on the next

drive, a 49-yard pass from Bray to Moore and a 12-yard touchdown

toss between the pair to give the Vols a 14-7 lead with 10:50 in

the second quarter.