Streak over, season over: Kentucky beats Vols, 10-7

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WVLT/AP) -- Kentucky beat Tennessee 10-7 Saturday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium.

The win for the Wildcats was the first over the Vols since 1984. Tennessee had entered the game beating Kentucky 26 times in a row. It was the nation's longest active winning streak against one team in a regularly played series.

CoShik Williams ran for a touchdown and senior wide receiver Matt Roark filled in at quarterback with 124 yards on 24 carries to spur Kentucky's historic win.

The win capped a disappointing season for the Wildcats (5-7, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) and kept Tennessee (5-7, 1-7) from reaching bowl eligibility with representatives from the Liberty Bowl on hand.

Kentucky's game plan was clear from the start to win for the first time in the series since 1984.

The Wildcats weren't going to be able to throw much with Roark, but instead tried to run misdirection plays and catch Tennessee off-guard while relying on their improving defense.

It worked.

Roark led two scoring drives and Kentucky forced three turnovers, including a key one in a goal-line stand in the third quarter.

Tune into Local 8 News at 7pm as the WVLT sports team will have highlights and reaction from Lexington on this historic loss for the Vols.


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