Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt – British Athletics
Early in the fourth, with Vanderbilt at the wheel, the ‘Dores attempted fourth down, but Wright was chased down by Trevin Wallace and failed, giving the Cats the ball at 34 with 14:13 remaining.
The Cats would go to the ground game in the ensuing practice. Rodriguez rushed for 18 yards, then five yards. McClain rushed for 28 yards to bring the Cats to the Vanderbilt 15. Two plays later, Rodriguez rushed a left for 10 yards, bringing the Cats to the Vandy five.
Two plays later, Rodriguez rode through the middle and into the end zone for the Cats’ first touchdown of the day and 31st of Rodriguez’s career. The Cats would go for two, but Levis would be sacked. But Kentucky led 15-14 with 11:14 to play.
Vandy would respond with an impressive drive. The Commodores would go for 67 yards in 12 games, but the Cats defense would hold, forcing a 26-yard field goal from Bulovas, which was fine, giving VU a 17-15 lead with 5:22 left.
The lead won’t last long. On Kentucky’s first play from the scrimmage in their next drive, Rodriguez drove through the middle and along the left sideline for a 72-yard touchdown run, giving England a 21-17 lead. . The Cats were going for two again and, after a pass interference call gave the UK a second chance, McClain moved up the middle but didn’t score, keeping it 21-17 with 5: 03 to play.
Vanderbilt would not leave. The Commodores got a 40-yard pass from Wright to Quincy Skinner to enter the British 10. Two plays later, Wright hit Sheppard on an eight-yard touchdown pass with 32 seconds left. Bulovas added the PAT and Vandy led 24-21.