Scores

Final/OT

Tennessee 30

(7-5, 4-4 SEC)

Kentucky 24

(7-5, 3-5 SEC)

7:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009

Commonwealth Stadium, LEXINGTON, KY

1 2 3 4 OT T
TENN 7 7 10 0 630
UK 14 7 0 3 024

Top Performers

Passing: J. Crompton (TENN) - 220 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Hardesty (TENN) - 39 CAR, 179 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: L. Stocker (TENN) - 5 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Vols' Hardesty scores winning TD in overtime win vs. Wildcats

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Montario Hardesty ran for three touchdowns, including a 20-yard game winner in overtime, as Tennessee outlasted Kentucky 30-24 on Saturday night, the Volunteers' 25th straight victory against their border rivals.

Hardesty, who also ran for a career-high 179 yards, scampered up the middle for the final score after Kentucky's Lones Seiber missed a 49-yard field goal in the Wildcats' overtime chance.

Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) made sure its streak of dominance over Kentucky (7-5, 3-5) didn't end in coach Lane Kiffin's first year on the job. The win also likely locked up a New Year's Day bowl for the Volunteers and clinched second place behind Florida in the SEC East.

Kentucky forced overtime on a 33-yard field goal by Seiber, set up when Ashton Cobb knocked the ball out of the hands of Luke Stocker following a completion and the Wildcats recovered.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TENN
UK
1st Downs2213
Total Yards446261
Passing220100
Rushing226161
Penalties2-246-64
3rd Down Conversions7-155-16
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers22
Possession32:3727:23

Passing Leaders

TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Crompton13/232209.611
KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Newton10/22693.100

Rushing Leaders

TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hardesty391794.6320
Moore12121.0021
KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cobb181015.6117
Conner3289.3017

Receiving Leaders

TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones511322.6039
Stocker57815.6130
KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Matthews23819.0031
Locke33311.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTENNUK
TD10:41Sam Maxwell 56 Yd Interception Return. (Lones Seiber Kick) 07
TD09:34Montario Hardesty 9 Yd Run. (Devin Mathis Kick) 77
TD00:07Randall Cobb 17 Yd Run. (Lones Seiber Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERTENNUK
TD03:54Montario Hardesty 13 Yd Run. (Devin Mathis Kick) 1414
TD00:39Derrick Locke 1 Yd Run. (Lones Seiber Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERTENNUK
TD03:40Luke Stocker 16 Yd Pass From Jonathan Crompton. (Devin Mathis Kick) 2121
FG00:44Devin Mathis 30 Yd 2421
FOURTH QUARTERTENNUK
FG00:33Lones Seiber 23 Yd 2424
OVERTIMETENNUK
TDMontario Hardesty 20 Yd Run. 3024