Kentucky 17, Vandy 7: The Good, Bad, Ugly

It was a depressing day for Vanderbilt in Lexington on Saturday. For the third game this season the Commodores failed to score an offensive touchdown. The 'Dores fell 17-7 to drop to 1-4 on the season. Here is a look at the good, bad and ugly from the contest.


1. Darrius Sims' pick six. In the second quarter Sims jumped in front of a Patrick Towles pass, intercepted and then took the ball 13 yards for a Commodore touchdown. Simply beautiful. Sims has had three touchdowns over the past two games, none on offense. How about we put him in on offense some?

2. Defense holds an opponent to under 30 points for first time this season. There were sacks. There was an interception. There were fumble recoveries. Never mind that Kentucky ran conservative plays in the second half with a 10-point lead. They didn't want to take a chance on another Sims pick six and they knew Vandy, which only had two third down conversions on the day, would not be able to advance the ball offensively. Still was good to see the defense do their part.


1. Coaching. How do you run 12 guys out onto the field, when you're punting? Do the players not know what special units they are on? Just 139 total offensive yards versus Kentucky? This team is loaded with talent and with a "veteran" offensive line yet three games out of five this offense fails to score an touchdown. The coaches need to do their jobs and put in some schemes that the players can execute successfully.

2. Officiating. Not blaming this loss on the officials but no telling what would have happened if the score had been 10-7 late in the second half and UK didn't have to just play conservative offense and let the clock run down. The gift TD was rediculous and I hope the SEC delivers an apology to Vandy on Monday but it'll still be a loss in the end. Top Stories