Nashville, TN – The Vanderbilt Commodores became bowl eligible for the third straight year, as the commodores defeated Kentucky 22-6 in Nashville.
Brian Kimbrow and Jordan Matthews were key to Vandy’s victory. Kimbrow scored on a 21 yard run, while Matthews caught 12 passes for 141 yards, becoming the first Vanderbilt receiver with back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons.
Defensively, Vanderbilt had four interceptions on the day.
The Wildcats lost it’s 14th straight SEC game, and never scored again after the opening score of the day fro Jojo Kemp, who plunged from 2 yards out on Kentucky’s opening drive.
Vanderbilt Commodores head coach James Franklin watches his team warm-up prior to facing the Kentucky Wildcats at Vanderbilt Stadium(Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)
This is the third straight year Vanderbilt has beaten Kentucky.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said after the game, “I’m upset and frustrated.” “I thought our team played hard, but we couldn’t make the plays when we needed to.”
Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin said, “We’re going to keep focused on conducting business. We’re excited about being 1-0 this week, and we’re not changing our game plan. We have expectations on how to play, and we’re going to stay focused on that.”
Vanderbilt will now prepare to go to Knoxville and the bitter rivalry with UT next Saturday.
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