Game preview: Kentucky at Tennessee
This story originally published on InsideTennessee.com
Herman Lathers
Herman Lathers
Staff Writer
Posted Nov 24, 2012


Check out InsideTennessee.com's breakdown of the the Vols match up with the Kentucky Wildcats in Neyland Stadium.


KICKOFF: Saturday, 12:21 p.m. EST
GAMEDATE: 11/24/12
SITE: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
SURFACE: Turf
TV: ESPN2
SERIES: UT leads 74-24-9
RECORDS:Tennessee 4-7, 0-7 SEC, Kentucky 2-9, 0-7 SEC

FAST FACTS:

— Tennessee has scored more than 40 points five times in 2012. That is the most in a season since 1995.

— Tennessee also has 5,254 yards of total offense this season. Through 11 games, that is just 38 yards behind the most in school history set by the 1997 squad.

— Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney will serve as Tennessee’s interim coaching for the Kentucky game following the firing of former coach Derek Dooley in his third season.

— A win over the Kentucky would mark the 799 win in school history, just one shy of becoming the eighth institution to reach 800 wins.

— Tennessee has won 13 consecutive games over Kentucky in Neyland Stadium dating back to 1986. That is Tennessee’s longest home winning streak over any team.

2012 STAT LEADERS:

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (4-7)

Tyler Bray — 248-417, 3319 yds., 30 TD/12 INT

Rajion Neal — 147 att., 655 yds., 5 TD

Justin Hunter — 70 catches, 1018 yds., 8 TD

KENTUCKY WILDCATS (2-9)

Jalen Whitlow — 58-166, 975 yds., 2 TD/2 INT

Raymond Sanders — 109 att., 615 yds., 5 TD

LaRod King — 38 catches, 410 yds., 4 TD

WHAT A WIN MEANS:

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (4-5)

For Tennessee a win is an opportunity to save face. The season has been a complete disaster. Derek Dooley has been fired, you have yet to win an SEC game, but now it is time to send a group of seniors out on a good note. They deserve as much.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS (2-9)

For Kentucky a win would mean much of the same. They can’t feel good about their disastrous season, but a win over Tennessee would certainly heel a lot of wounds and give them some serious momentum heading into the off season and their coaching search.


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