It was an ugly win, but it was a win.
The Kentucky Wildcats became bowl eligible for the third straight season with their 14-7 grind-it-out win vs. the Vanderbilt Commodores. It certainly wasn’t a pretty game, with Terry Wilson completing just three passes for 18 yards and a touchdown.
But nonetheless, Kentucky gets the win against a scrappy Vanderbilt team behind Benny Snell’s 169 yards and a touchdown, while the defense balled out and held the Dores to just 284 yards.
The Cats are now 6-1 and heading to the postseason for a third-straight year, something that has rarely been done in the history of this program. And there’s still plenty of season left, and the SEC East is still a very real goal for this team.
Here is what social media had to say about the Cats’ win:
|￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣￣|— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) October 21, 2018
| We’re bowl eligible! |
| #GetUp |
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Kentucky completed three passes and won an SEC game. Ground game and a bad ass defense will win you a lot of football games.— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettBOS) October 21, 2018
Personally, I'm all in on a College Football Playoff that features:— Ryan Murphy (@mtxemurph) October 21, 2018
12-1 Washington State
12-1 West Virginia
Reminder: Kentucky just won a football game in which the Wildcats passed for 18 yards.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) October 21, 2018
Love this Kentucky football team man, the fight, the heart, the swagger, the personality, everything about them ⚪️ #SnellYeah— Dillon Pulliam (@dillonpulliam30) October 21, 2018
.@benny_snell's 8th career game with 150+ rushing yards.— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 21, 2018
That's a new @UKFootball record. pic.twitter.com/wRHkIxUdDo
Amazing statistic of the day, Kentucky has as many SEC wins as Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn, Mizzou, and Vandy combined.— Joe Gerth (@Joe_Gerth) October 21, 2018
Benny Snell (169 yards, 1 TD tonight) back into the SEC lead for rushing yards (868) and second in rushing TD (9). Josh Allen (8 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 FF tonight) keeps his SEC lead in tackles for loss (12.5). Kentucky has two legit superstars.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) October 21, 2018
Josh Allen: “Oh I’m Gucci.”— Jamie McCracken (@jamieamccracken) October 21, 2018
Benny Snell carries Kentucky once again. 169 yards and the go ahead touchdown. Cats defense is amazing... But UK has to figure something out through air. 18 yards passing tonight, plus a turnover. What’s the worst that can happen by giving Hoak a chance? Thoughts.— Charlie Walter (@CharlieWalterTV) October 21, 2018
Kentucky is Bowl eligible on October 20...that’s impressive for this program— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) October 21, 2018
Benny Snell’s lesser known EVIL twin Barry Snell saves the day for @UKFootball pic.twitter.com/44WVwQPjS2— Hey Kentucky! (@hey_kentucky) October 21, 2018
C-A-T-S...— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 21, 2018
Kentucky Football pic.twitter.com/idiFe8QzjM— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) October 21, 2018
.@benny_snell's 41st TD ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mdmj6kAH4c— KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) October 21, 2018
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