If I told you Kentucky had 635 yards of offense against Tennessee, you’d probably think it was a close game. You’d be wrong, thanks to Kentucky’s red zone offense.
The Cats had only two touchdowns in six trips to the red zone. In those six trips, the Cats came away with just 23 points. Those numbers are inflated by a late 4th quarter touchdown. When UK got inside the ten, they only came away with six points.
The turning point came with five minutes to go in the third quarter. Benny Snell could have put the Cats within four points with a touchdown. Instead, he put the ball on the ground inside the 10 and put the game out of reach.
Injuries plagued the UK defense. Jordan Jones left the game for good with back spasms; Chris Westry, Derrick Baity, Denzil Ware and Josh Allen all missed significant time. Even so, they were destroyed by Josh Dobbs and Alvin Kamara. The two combined for 266 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Once again, Kentucky’s trip to Neyland Stadium is one that is best forgotten.