College Football: UK Seeking First Win Over Vols Since ’84

by Rick Howlett on November 25, 2011

The Kentucky Wildcats wrap up their college football season tomorrow in Lexington, hosting archrival Tennessee.

UK’s final hopes for a bowl bid were dashed last week with a loss at Georgia, and coach Joker Phillips says the Wildcats will approach Tennessee like it’s a bowl opponent.

“We have to get ourselves mentally and physically prepared to play. We’ll be playing for our personal pride, we’re playing for these seniors who have given so much for this program,” Phillips said this week.

UK enters the game with a 4-7 record and speculation about Phillips job status, although athletic director Mitch Barnhart said at mid-season that the coach would be back next year.

A victory over Tennessee would be the high point of a dismal season; the Vols have won the last 26 games in a row over the Wildcats.

In other action this weekend, Indiana hosts in-state rival Purdue in the battle for the Oaken Bucket. The Hoosiers have just one victory this season and are winless in the Big Ten Conference.

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