SEC Digital Network
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt found itself in a battle with Kentucky on Saturday afternoon, but the Commodores managed 13 fourth quarter points to pull away and down the Wildcats 22-6. Vandy (6-4, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) forced four turnovers that proved pivotal in Kentucky’s inability to score after its first drive of the game.
Jojo Kemp started things off on the right foot for UK (2-8, 0-6 SEC) with a 2-yard rushing touchdown that capped a 12-play, 75-yard march by the Cats. Vanderbilt would answer before the end of the first quarter, however, thanks to a 21-yard run for six by running back Brian Kimbrow.
The Commodores were clinging to a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but two Carey Spear field goals and 13-yard touchdown pass from Patton Robinette to Kris Kentera put the game out of reach and secured Vandy’s sixth win of the season.
Jordan Matthews was stellar once again for Vanderbilt at receiver, hauling in 12 receptions for 141 yards. Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow threw for 120 yards but was picked off four times on the day.
Passing – Austyn Carta-Samuels, 19-for-24, 184 yards
Rushing – Jerron Seymour, 21 rec, 77 yards
Receiving – Jordan Matthews, 12 rec, 141 yards
Passing – Jalen Whitlow, 14-for-28, 120 yards, 4 INT
Rushing – Jalen Whitlow, 21 car, 77 yards
Receiving – Demarco Robinson, 4 rec, 49 yards
• Vanderbilt has now won seven consecutive games in the month of November.
• The Commodores have posted a 15-6 record in their last 21 games overall.
• Vandy is now 8-2 in November games under James Franklin.