LEXINGTON, Ky. - If Kentucky's ignominy against border rival Tennessee couldn't end this year, you wonder if it ever will. Despite fielding its best team in decades, Kentucky still came up short, losing to the SEC East Division Champion Vols 52-50 in four overtimes. The players and coaches were emotional (some were despondent) after the game. Quarterback Andre Woodson was visibly shaken, and the press room resembled something of a wake.
"All I know is 8-4 is a lot better than 7-5," head coach Rich Brooks said.
Tennessee will face LSU next Saturday in the conference title game while Kentucky will wait for its bowl selection. The Wildcats are headed to a lower-tier bowl. The likely spots are Music City, Liberty or Independence. I'll predict Memphis (Liberty). Close enough trip for UK fans, but not a repeat (UK was in Nashville at the Music City Bowl last year).