Terry Wilson continues to solidify himself as one of the most impactful quarterbacks to ever play in Lexington.
Saturday in Knoxville was the latest chapter of Wilson’s memorable career, as he helped the Kentucky Wildcats score a road win over the 18th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers for the first time since 1984. The 34-7 final score was Kentucky’s biggest win over Tennessee since a 27-0 win in 1935, and the 27-point margin was the biggest in school history over a top-25 team on the road.
After the game, Wilson took off his uniform to show the message he was wearing on his shirt for today’s monumental win: “Records R Broken.”
Now 14-5 as a collegiate starter, Wilson had already cemented himself in Kentucky lore when he helped the Wildcats beat Florida 27-16 in Gainesville during the 2018 season, ending a 31-game losing streak to the Gators.
In that win over Florida and today’s victory over Tennessee, Wilson combined for 23/31 passing (74%) for 252 yards and three touchdowns vs. one pick while running for 137 yards and one score.
Wilson is now just the second quarterback in program history to beat the Vols and Gators on the road, joining UK Athletics Hall of Famer Derrick Ramsey.
“That’s great company to be with in that category,” Wilson told reporters after the game. “It’s pretty fun to be able to do some things that haven’t been done in recent years. That was one of the main things I wanted to do coming here, I wanted to go on the road and beat those teams that we haven’t beaten in awhile. It’s an awesome feeling to be able to get this win today.”
That 2018 team also finished with 10 wins for just the third time in program history and the first since 1977. Those Cats also finished ranked 12th in the final AP poll, marking the first time they finished ranked since 1977 and just the fifth time since 1954.
So yeah, while Wilson has had plenty of detractors during his time in Lexington, there’s no question he’s one of the most impactful signal-callers to ever don the blue and white.
And there’s still plenty of season left for Wilson to make more memories and possibly history.