The Kentucky Wildcats broke out to an early lead
and seemed to be on cruise control. Rafael Little did it all for Kentucky, rushing for 198
yards, catching 5 passes for 86 yards and
tacking on 88 more yards in 2 punt returns and Kentucky but a 31 point lead. But
Vanderbilt would make a valiant comeback, falling just short. The Wildcats prevailed
Vandy actually drew first blood in the first
quarter off a 33-yard Bryant Hahnfeldt FG. But
the Wildcats scored three 1st-quarter touchdowns behind TD rushes by Arliss Beach
and Andre Woodson, opening a 21-3 Wildcat lead.
The Wildcats would extend the lead to 34-3
before Commodore quarterback connected with Earl Bennett for a 13-yard TD pass to pull the
Dores to within 34-10 at the half. In the
third quarter the Wildcats would continue where they left off, building the lead to 4817
behind a 65-uard TD run by Rafael Little.
But then the wheels would begin to come off for
the Wildcats as the Kentucky defense began to run out of gas. First Cassen Garrison would
score on a 35 yard run to pull Vandy to within 48-24. Then Cutler would connect with
Bennett on three consecutive TD passes to pull the score to 48-43. But the Wildcats would hang on to a narrow road
For the Wildcats, Little dominated play.
Quarterback Andre Woodson would complete 12-20 in passing for 155 yards.