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Highlights, box score & MVP from Kentucky crushing Vanderbilt

Good times.

Kentucky v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats are now 5-5 on the season and one win away from becoming bowl eligible after their win over the Vanderbilt Commodores.

It was another start for Lynn Bowden at QB, and once again, it was another big game for the Cats’ rushing attack.

Kentucky racked up 402 yards and four scores on the ground, and Vandy had no answer for it.

Aside from one long touchdown drive by Vandy, the Cats’ defense played very well as the Commodores had a difficult time moving the ball all night and finished with under 200 total yards.

Sawyer Smith saw action for the Cats in the 4th quarter with the game already in hand. It is good to know that he is ready to play in case they need him at some point the rest of the season.

Box Score

Game MVP

While several Cats had a lot of success on the ground, the MVP had a career day and that is Christopher Rodriguez.

After a rough start to 2019, Rodriguez saw himself get put in the doghouse, and he didn’t see much of the field after having some issues holding onto the ball.

However, we have started to see more of him in recent weeks, and we saw him have a breakout performance in this one. He rushed 15 times for 129 yards and two scores while averaging 8.6 yards per carry.

Rodriguez is a hard runner and is going to be key to the Cats’ success on 3rd and short plays that we saw Benny Snell convert time after time while he was here.

Those downs have been a problem this season, but we could see that change with the emergence of Rodriguez.

I think it is safe to say that Rodriguez is out of the doghouse, and the duo of him and Kavosiey Smoke is going to be a scary backfield for opponents in the future.


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