The Kentucky Wildcats defeat the Vanderbilt Commodores 38-14 in dominating fashion. Kentucky fell in a 14-3 hole very quick and very early, although the most damage was done by way of an AJ Rose fumble.
However, the Cats were able to keep it together and put up 35 straight points against the ‘Dores and the defense only allowed just one touchdown and played terrific all game, holding Vandy to just 99 total yards.
Kentucky rushed for over 400 yards and Chris Rodriguez is solidifying himself as the No. 1 option in the backfield.
Lynn Bowden of course, looked phenomenal as he has been ever since he took over QB duties. Bowden’s record as QB is now 3-2.
Wow BBN you guys are awesome. Felt like a home game.— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) November 16, 2019
FINAL | Kentucky 38, Vanderbilt 14— Eli Gehn (@EliGehnTV) November 16, 2019
Wildcats improve to 5-5 and are 1 win away from bowl eligibility pic.twitter.com/rFcDAAoPvu
Lynn Bowden set a new career-high with 104 passing yards and rushed for 100+ yards for the fourth time in five starts at QB.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 16, 2019
Kentucky has rushed for more than 700 yards and had the ball 72 minutes (to opponents' 33) in its last game and three quarters. If they just get that last yard against Tennessee, all we're talking about today is what a sledgehammer this offense has become.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 16, 2019
Chris Rodriguez (129) and Kavosiey Smoke (95) have each set career-highs for rushing yards.— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) November 16, 2019
Max Duffy got his third bye week of the season.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) November 16, 2019
Lynn Bowden with over 100 passing and rushing yards— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 16, 2019
Chris Rodriguez with a career-high 110 rushing yards and a touchdown
Kavosiey Smoke flirting with 100 yards of his own
Offense tripling time of possession
Defense has allowed just 100 yards, snagged an interception
Lynn Bowden runs the ball like he’s playing NFL 2K5 on the PS2, ⭕️ button at the line scrimmage and it was an instant 7 yards.— KY Clips (@KY_Clips) November 16, 2019
Of course UK is that team that passes the ball to show respect to a defeated opponent when its out of hand.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) November 16, 2019
Kentucky is whipping Vanderbilt so bad that starting QB/WR Lynn Bowden is getting to sit the 4th quarter.— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) November 16, 2019
Wildcats about to surpass 400 rushing yards in the game with 13 minutes remaining.
Lynn Bowden is absolutely amazing— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 16, 2019
We have been really blessed the last couple of years with 3 dudes that are UK All-timers
Lynn Bowden Jr and Lynn Bowden III. pic.twitter.com/83AzJ2i22W— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) November 17, 2019
Kentucky's second team defense bent, but did not break, stuffing Neal at the 5. Saw some nice things from JJ Weaver, Xavier Peters and Jamin Davis.— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) November 16, 2019
THIS is the offensive display Kentucky fans have been begging for with Lynn Bowden in the backfield. Run-heavy, but just enough passing to keep Vanderbilt uncomfortable. Well done, Eddie Gran.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) November 16, 2019
Kentucky and Vanderbilt’s bands team up for a halftime tribute to the military. pic.twitter.com/8xYF1KAb1O— Tyler Thompson (@MrsTylerKSR) November 16, 2019
Also, this is how bad the game got. I am very interested in the cup snake.
The cup snake is now behind the UK bench. pic.twitter.com/LjkV8z08Mp— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) November 16, 2019
Kentucky also gained a basketball commitment today from five-star power forward Isaiah Jackson out of Michigan. Jackson chose the Wildcats over Alabama and Syracuse. The addition of Jackson also brings Kentucky’s class to a total of six commits, including 5 signees as Jackson did sign his NLI today as well. There is also a very good chance that Kentucky could add on to their already stacked recruiting class.
Kentucky lands Isaiah Jackson. That gives UK another Top-30 addition. Lands him over Syracuse and Alabama. Elite rim-protecter.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) November 16, 2019
Kentucky just piling on now, adding five-star forward Isaiah Jackson to what was already the No. 1 class in the country. Cats now have a legit starting five without even knowing who comes back next season.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) November 16, 2019
⭐️ EXCLUSIVE⭐️ Isaiah Jackson (@IJackson22) wrote an in-depth blog for @usatodayhss breaking down his commitment to @KentuckyMBB.— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) November 16, 2019
“I think we can win a national title.”
Jackson’s Blog: https://t.co/zCxi0xkVbU pic.twitter.com/8u7apCRrEh
Kentucky has the #1 Ranked Recruiting Class for 2020.— TIPTON EDITS (@TiptonEdits) November 16, 2019
5⭐️ Terrence Clarke
4⭐️ Cam’Ron Fletcher
5⭐️ Devin Askew
5⭐️ Isaiah Jackson
5⭐️ Brandon Boston
4⭐️ Lance Ware pic.twitter.com/NZg3vT2g8o
Pretty wild. Two years ago Keldon Johnson committed to Kentucky during the UK/Vandy football game at Vandy. Just before today’s game, Cal adds Isaiah Jackson. Let’s keep that trend going in two years.— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) November 16, 2019
Isaiah Jackson on Kentucky’s No. 1 ranked recruiting class: “With all the guys we are bringing in, it’s going to be scary.”— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) November 16, 2019
Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class is ranked #1 in America and now has 5 players in the Top 30 and 6 in the Top 50 of the class— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 16, 2019