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Kentucky Helps Vandy In 31-24 Loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - D.J. Moore scored touchdowns on his first
two career receptions and added two critical interceptions as
Vanderbilt defeated Kentucky 31-24 Saturday night to gain bowl
eligibility for the first time in 26 years.
Twice in the last three seasons the Commodores (6-4, 4-3) could
have ended their postseason drought by simply beating a Kentucky
team that had long joined them at the bottom of the Southeastern
Conference. They failed on both attempts.
The Wildcats (6-5, 2-5) therefore were perhaps an appropriate
victim for the Commodores' fourth SEC win - a total they last
reached in their Hall of Fame Bowl season of 1982, their previous
postseason appearance. Another victory against in-state rival
Tennessee next Saturday would match Vanderbilt's all-time record
for SEC wins, set in 1935 when the conference was in its infancy.

Vanderbilt 14 10 0 7-31
Kentucky 0 7 10 7-24
First Quarter
Van-Moore 25 pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt kick), 9:31.
Van-Moore 18 pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt kick), 2:00.
Second Quarter
Ky-D.Jones 57 blocked field goal return (Seiber kick), 8:45.
Van-Barden 1 pass from Nickson (Hahnfeldt kick), 2:49.
Van-FG Hahnfeldt 39, :02.
Third Quarter
Ky-Dixon 3 run (Seiber kick), 10:00.
Ky-FG Seiber 25, 2:37.
Fourth Quarter
Van-Hawkins 4 run (Hahnfeldt kick), 14:14.
Ky-R.Cobb 10 run (Seiber kick), 8:22.
A-65,595.
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Van Ky
First downs 21 12
Rushes-yards 43-213 24-97
Passing 155 144
Comp-Att-Int 15-27-0 11-26-2
Return Yards (-1) 19
Punts-Avg. 4-42.0 4-41.8
Fumbles-Lost 5-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 4-41 5-57
Time of Possession 39:18 20:42
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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING-Vanderbilt, Nickson 20-118, Hawkins 15-84, Jennings 6-15,
Team 2-(minus 4). Kentucky, R.Cobb 15-72, Masthay 1-17, Dixon 6-6,
Adeyemi 1-5, A.Smith 1-(minus 3).
PASSING-Vanderbilt, Nickson 15-27-0-155. Kentucky,
R.Cobb 11-26-2-144.
RECEIVING-Vanderbilt, Hawkins 4-49, Barden 4-20, Moore 3-51,
Jennings 2-21, G.Smith 1-12, Walker 1-2. Kentucky, Adams 4-61,
McCaskill 2-20, A.Smith 2-17, Lanxter 2-12, Grinter 1-34.


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