Tennessee shuts down No. 12 Kentucky with 24-7 win

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Written by: Emilee Harvey, staff writer

Tennessee dominated Kentucky with a 24-7 win on November 10, 2018, maintaining its home in this rivalry, yet again. Tennessee has won its last 17 home games against Kentucky sin 1984. 

Jarrett Guarantano, quarterback for Tennessee, threw a 39-yard touchdown to Marquez Callaway on the final play of the first half. Darrell Taylor made a record of four sacks in the game. Tennessee scored two touchdowns in the last three minutes of the second quarter. Tim Jordan ran a 3-yard touchdown giving Tennessee a 10-0 lead with 2:56 left before halftime.

The Volunteers forced a punt as well as got the ball back at their own 28-yard line with a minute remaining in the first half. The Vols called timeout after Ty Chandler had a 14-yard carry with 13 seconds left. Guarantano threw a 17-yard pass to Marquez Callaway, putting Tennessee on Kentucky’s 39 with six seconds remaining. Guarantano threw a touchdown pass to the right side of the end zone to Callaway again giving Tennessee a 17-0 advantage at halftime.

Guarantano threw 12 out of 20 for 197 yards and a 2-yard touchdown to Dominick Wood-Anderson in the third quarter, bringing the score to 24-0. Tennessee finished the game with a win 24-7.

Tennessee’s record is 5-5 overall with a 2-4 record in the SEC. They are one victory away from bowl eligibility. Kentucky’s record is 7-3 overall with 5-3 in the SEC and were ranked 12 in the country. This loss brought Kentucky down to number 20 in the country.

Next games for Tennessee is at home against Missouri on November 17 and at Vanderbilt on November 24.

Emilee Harvey is a communications major with a focus in film and design and is the graphics coordinator.