Despite losing four fumbles and being outgained in yardage, Kentucky rallied to beat Tennessee 29-26 on Saturday night at Kroger Field. It was just UK’s second win over the Volunteers since 1985.
After being taken to the locker room to have his injured left shoulder x-rayed, UK quarterback Stephen Johnson returned to score the winning touchdown with 33 seconds remaining to improve Kentucky’s record to 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the SEC. Tennessee dropped to 3-5 overall and 0-5 in the conference.
I talked with my fellow Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Story about Saturday’s game, Stephen Johnson’s heroic performance and what Kentucky could accomplish the rest of the season now that Mark Stoops’ squad is bowl eligible.
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