KNOXVILLE, Tenn — Follow along with the WBIR Sports team as the Vols take on rival Kentucky in the border battle this season. The game starts at noon on the SEC Network.
No. 18 Tennessee (2-1) and Kentucky (1-2) are coming off of a loss and a win respectively. The Vols collapsed in the second half against No. 3 Georgia, while Kentucky grounded the Air Raid offense at Mississippi State, beating the Bulldogs 24-2.
Kentucky has proven in recent years to consistently play sound, fundamental football. It's the kind of recipe that keeps games competitive and beats teams that makes too many mistakes.
Tennessee is 81-25-9 all-time against Kentucky. Since 1984, the Vols have won 33 of 35 games against Kentucky. The last time the Wildcats beat Tennessee in Neyland Stadium was Nov. 24, 1984. This was the No. 1 song in the country at the time, just for perspective.
Tennessee still has a streak or two to hang its hat on after losing to Georgia last week. The Vols currently have a 5-game home win streak. During that stretch, Tennessee is outscoring opponents 154-60. UT has also won nine of the last 11 games, its only losses coming on the road to No. 1 Alabama in 2019 and on the road against No. 3 Georgia last week.