The Kentucky Wildcats held on to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores 14-7 on Saturday. The Cats now sit at 6-1 and are bowl eligible for the 3rd consecutive season. They sit tied for 1st place in the SEC East, continuing to build to the match-up against Georgia on November 3rd.
Kentucky’s defense was stellar once again, but the offense struggled throughout the game. The game was tied at 7-all for what seemed like forever before Benny Snell put the offense on his back and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the middle of the 4th quarter.
Snell carried the ball 32 times for 169 yards to lead the Wildcats. Terry Wilson fumbled on each of Kentucky’s first two drives, but threw a nice touchdown pass to Lynn Bowden for Kentucky’s first score.
The Wildcats will travel to Missouri next week for a huge game against a high-powered Tigers offense.
I know Benny Snell had a big 4th quarter. But with the offense struggling so mightily, the MVP of this game should probably come from the defensive side of the ball. Yes, Josh Allen had another great game and sealed the game with a strip sack. But Kash Daniel was a wild man tonight and deserves recognition for his dominant play.
Kash Daniel shoots the gap and blows up the run play for a loss. pic.twitter.com/NIVgQg33ck— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) October 21, 2018
Daniel led the team with 11 tackles, including 2 tackles for loss and a forced fumble that was recovered by Quinton Bohanna. He was making plays all over the field and seemed to be in on almost every play.
After missing the first half for the Texas A&M game, Daniel brought the energy tonight and led the defense to another impressive performance.