Cats survive Vandy; Move to 6-1

It wasn't pretty, but the Kentucky Wildcats are 6-1 on the season after beating Vanderbilt Saturday, 14-7.

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LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ) – The University of Kentucky football team is bowl eligible for the third straight season after a 14-7 win over Vanderbilt. Head Coach Mark Stoops isn’t going to apologize for how they won their sixth game.

The Wildcat offense struggled for most of the game, fumbling twice in their first 18 plays. Luckily for the Cats, Vandy had no answer for Benny Snell. After getting only 13 carries two weeks ago, Snell had 32 carries for 169 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown.

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As for the defense, they were dominant, forcing four fumbles and recovering two. Josh Allen led the way once again, recording eight tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Allen was hurt during the sack/fumble, but said the injury was minor.

With the win, the Wildcats are now 4-1 in the SEC and remain tied atop the SEC East standings. Kentucky will travel to Missouri next Saturday to take on a Tiger team, who’s winless in conference play. Kick-off is set for 4 p.m.