Breakdown: Kentucky at Tennessee

Kentucky Sports Report breaks down today's match-up between Kentucky and Tennessee.

Kentucky Sports Report breaks down today's match-up between Kentucky and Tennessee.

Kentucky at Tennessee

When: Saturday, November 27th – 12:21 p.m.
Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN.

Tennesee's Schedule

9/4 – vs. Tennessee-Martin W 50-0
9/11 – vs. Oregon L 48-13
9/18 – vs. Florida L 31-17
9/25 – vs. UAB W 32-28 OT
10/2 – at LSU L 16-14
10/9 – at Georgia L 41-14
10/23 – vs. Alabama L 41-10
10/30 – at South Carolina L 38-24
11/6 – at Memphis W 50-14
11/13 – vs. Mississippi W 52-14
11/20 – at Vanderbilt W 24-10
11/27 – vs. Kentucky

Statistical Leaders

Kentucky Rushing: Derrick Locke, 130 carries, 719 yards, 9 TDs
Tennessee Rushing: Tauren Poole, 176 carries, 935 yards, 10 TDs
Kentucky Passing: Mike Hartline, 237-361, 2906 yards, 22 TDs, 8 ints
Tennessee Passing: Matt Simms, 113-195, 1460 yards, 8 TDs, 4 ints
Kentucky Receiving: Randall Cobb, 66 receptions 839 yards, 7 TDs
Tennessee Receiving: Denarius Moore, 36 receptions 707 yards, 8 TDs
Kentucky Tackles: Danny Trevathan, 120 tackles, 15 for loss
Tennessee Tackles: Nick Reveiz, 86 tackles, 6 for loss
Kentucky Sacks: Luke McDermott, Danny Trevathan, 3 sacks
Tennessee Sacks: Malik Jackson, 5 sacks
Kentucky Interceptions: Winston Guy, 2 interceptions
Tennessee Interceptions: Janzen Jackson, Prentiss Waggner, 4 interceptions

Team Statistics

Rushing Offense: Kentucky 167.7 – Tennessee 119.7
Passing Offense: Kentucky 274.6 – Tennessee 240.3
Total Offense: Kentucky 441.6 – Tennessee 360
Scoring Offense: Kentucky 34.7 – Tennessee 27.3
Rushing Defense: Kentucky 178.6 – Tennessee 155.8
Passing Defense: Kentucky 168.4 – Tennessee 225.4
Total Defense: Kentucky 347.0 – Tennessee 381.2
Scoring Defense: Kentucky 28.9 – Tennessee 25.6
Turnover Margin: Kentucky -.27 – Tennessee +.36

Cat Scratches Preview: Joker Phillips' keys to the game

Cat Scratches' take: Maybe the single biggest problem for the UK football team this year has been its slow starts. If Kentucky played like it has in the second half of games all season long, we could be talking about an eight- or nine-win team at this point. When the Cats lead after the first quarter, they are a perfect 4-0. UK is 1-4 when the opponent leads after the first quarter and 2-5 after halftime. Last time out, Kentucky allowed 242 first-half yards to a struggling Vanderbilt offense. In the second half, the Commodores totaled just 158 yards. The Cats cannot afford to get behind big to a Tennessee team averaging 42.0 points per game over the last three contests.

Kentucky Sports Report Prediction: Kentucky 35, Tennessee 30


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