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Bowl Eligible: Cats nip Bulldogs 14-13
Posted Nov 1, 2008
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Randall Cobb led the Wildcats to two third quarter touchdown drives, and Matt Roark blocked the potential game-tying extra point in the 4th quarter to lead Kentucky over Mississippi State, 14-13. The win, Kentucky's 6th of the season, makes the Wildcats bowl eligible for the third consecutive year for only the second time in UK history.
Trailing 7-0 at halftime, the Wildcats took the opening kickoff and
returned it 42 yards to give the Cats excellent field position at their own 47-yard line. The Wildcats scored on a 5-yard keeper by Cobb, with the 53-yard drive aided by a
Kentucky stopped Mississippi State after a brief drive led the Bulldogs to midfield, and had an 82-yard drive culminating in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Cobb to
to give the Wildcats a 14-7 lead.
A 4th quarter touchdown by the Bulldogs closed the gap to 14-13, but the ensuing extra point attempt was blocked by Kentucky's
, preserving a 1-point margin for the Wildcats. The 1-point margin held up, although the Bulldogs threatened again after a Wildcat fumble, but a 29-yard field goal attempt to give them the lead clanged off the left uprights.
The Wildcats move to 6-3 (2-3) on the season, and will face
in Commonwealth Stadium next week. Game time and television broadcast will depend on today's game between Georgia and
. If Georgia defeats Florida, the Georgia-UK game will be televised at 8 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. If Georgia loses to Florida, the Georgia-UK game will be a regional telecast at 12:30 p.m. by Raycom Sports.
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