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Bowden’s 4 rushing TDs help Kentucky rout Louisville 45-13

Nov. 30, 2019 11:39 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lynn Bowden seemingly couldn’t be stopped, no matter how many defenders Louisville stacked up toward that end. And as the game wore on, the Kentucky quarterback became more dominant. Bowden’s reward was a career performance, while the Wildcats claimed milestones along...

Bowl-bound Louisville, Kentucky play for Bluegrass supremacy

Nov. 29, 2019 12:31 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Scott Satterfield learned quickly that the rivalry with Kentucky isn’t limited to basketball. Especially since both the Cardinals (7-4) and Wildcats (6-5) enter Saturday’s football showdown for the Governor’s Cup bowl-bound and seeking a signature...

Bowden, Kentucky race past UT Martin 50-7

Nov. 23, 2019 8:12 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is bowl-bound. Lynn Bowden rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns to lead Kentucky to a 50-7 win over UT Martin on Saturday and into the postseason for the fourth straight season. Bowden eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for the fifth time this season as the Wildcats shattered a...

Kentucky hosts FCS UT Martin, seeking bowl eligibility

Nov. 22, 2019 10:44 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — All that stands between Kentucky and bowl eligibility is UT Martin. If the Wildcats (5-5) can avoid a letdown and get a win against FCS-level UT Martin (7-4) in Saturday’s nonconference matchup they will be heading to a bowl game for a fourth consecutive season. Though the...

Kentucky pounds Vanderbilt to keep bowl hopes alive

Nov. 16, 2019 9:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mark Stoops wasn’t sure how his team would respond after suffering a disappointing loss to Tennessee the previous week. He found out Saturday. Kentucky rushed for a season-high 401 yards and kept its bowl hopes alive with a 38-14 win over Vanderbilt. “We faced some...

Vanderbilt gets Neal back at QB, Kentucky looks to rebound

Nov. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is trying to get the Commodores to focus on the immediate task of playing Kentucky with three games left in a disappointing season. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is bouncing between Wildcats fans worried they will lose him to Florida State while he tries to...

Guarantano's 2 TD passes rally Tennessee past Kentucky 17-13

Nov. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jarrett Guarantano has endured his share of setbacks, which has helped him appreciate the comeback that has Tennessee on the brink of postseason eligibility. Guarantano threw two third-quarter touchdown passes for the lead that the Volunteers' defense preserved with a late goal-line...

Tennessee, Kentucky look to get closer to bowl eligibility

Nov. 8, 2019 12:15 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Persevering through rough stretches this football season has helped Kentucky and Tennessee remain hopeful of becoming bowl eligible. Saturday night's rivalry meeting will put the winner one win from the six-win threshold. Both teams have momentum. The visiting Volunteers (4-5, 2-3...

Tennessee bounces back from dreadful start to season

Nov. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has been the subject of much ridicule after losing its season opener to 26-point underdog Georgia State and dropping four of its first five games. But the Volunteers just might get the last laugh. Tennessee (4-5, 2-3 SEC) has won three of its last four games and could...

Florida State moving quickly to find new football coach

Nov. 4, 2019 5:17 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State athletic director David Coburn would like the Seminoles to have a new head football coach by the end of the regular season. The AD doesn't seem to be wasting anytime; he doesn't like the direction the football program is going and wants things to change. The AD...