LEXINGTON, KY – Seeking their second win against their long-time bitter border rivals from the south in the visiting Tennessee Volunteers (4-5) , can Kentucky continue their move towards becoming bowl eligible?
Kentucky (4-4, 2-4 SEC), is hoping to go above .500 and 5-4 with a chance to become bowl eligible with a win, faces a visiting Tennessee team looking to get to .500 at 5-5. Lynn Bowden Jr., a converted wide receiver playing quarterback, continued his solid play under center in passing for 54 yards, while rushing for 204 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns in Big Blue’s win over the visiting Mizzou Tigers.
With games at Vanderbilt, TN-Martin and their season-ending rivalry game at home vs. Louisville, the Wildcats have a chance to close the season strong and possibly secure a bowl game bid.
In the case of Tennessee, the Vols travel north into Lexington fresh off of their 30-7 rout of UAB down in Knoxville, as they were led by QB Tyler Johnston III’s 136 passing yards and WR Myron Mitchell. While Tennessee is still trying to find their proper footing in the SEC East, they still have two formidable matchups remaining on the road in Columbia vs. Mizzou and their annual rivalry game vs. in-state rival Vanderbilt.
This game means a lot to both, as a possible bowl bid is at stake, and while Tennessee is playing better, as they come into their matchup with Kentucky on a two-game win streak, the Wildcats are at home and always a problem.
Prediction: Kentucky 24 Tennessee 14