Extra Points: How Tennessee beat Kentucky

November 30, 2013 

First half

Summary: On the second play, Rajion Neal ran 60 yards and Tennessee led 7-0. With Maxwell Smith at QB, UK was inside Volunteers territory its first two possessions but came away empty. UK's Jaleel Hytchye bobbled a potential interception before it landed in the hands of the Vols' Jason Groom for a 43-yard score and a 14-0 lead. UK's third trip into Vols territory ended with a Smith sack. A 40-yard run by Joshua Dobbs put the Vols up 20-0, finishing a 98-yard drive. A 75-yard UK drive ended when Smith hit Anthony Kendrick for a 19-yard score.

Halftime: Tennessee 20, Kentucky 7.

Thumbs up: Best moment was when the UK seniors huddled during the singing of My Old Kentucky Home.

Thumbs down: Number of people in the stands during senior presentation.

Worthy of a replay: Nice hookup from Smith to Kendrick for the touchdownSecond half

Summary: UK had chances to turn the momentum, but the Cats could not capitalize. Another threat came up empty and UK could not grab opportunities. The Vols put together a 58-yard scoring drive and took a 27-7 lead with 3:14 left in the third quarter. A 53-yard Dyshawn Mobley run put UK in position to score, but the drive ended on downs inside the 1-yard line. The loudest cheer of the night came when Coach Mark Stoops was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct after arguing a call. UK added a late 99-yard drive.

Final: Tennessee 27, Kentucky 14.

Thumbs up: Dyshawn Mobley.

Thumbs down: Is there a rule that says UK punt returners can't make a fair catch?

Worthy of a replay: Mobley's 53-yard run.Talking points

■ The season has ended, and is UK any closer to having a quarterback than it was when the year began?

■ How much can a strong recruiting class help next year?

■ Nothing new here, but it seems like UK invents ways to keep kicking itself in the foot.

■ Where have you been Dyshawn Mobley (143 yards, and runs of 27 and 53 yards)?

Numbers don't lie

■ It took Georgia 64 seconds to score against Kentucky last week. It took Tennessee only 24.

■ Ashely Lowery's interception was the first by a UK defensive back this year. It was the team's third.

■ Tennessee averaged more than 8 yards a rush in the first half.

■ With a chance to get back in the game, Kentucky gained 6 yards in the first 12 minutes of the third quarter.

■ In Kentucky's final two SEC games in 2012 (Vandy and Tennessee), it was outscored 77-17. This year (against Georgia and Tennessee), it was 86-31.

■ Mobley had 16 carries in the first 10 games. In the last two weeks he ran for 235 yards on 27 carries.

Looking ahead

Hopes for a banner recruiting class, spring football, the usual fall optimism and an opener against Tennessee-Martin.

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