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.



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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas