Tennessee vs. Kentucky

This Saturday Tennessee and Kentucky will play for the hundred and tenth, and this game will be specifically important. The Wildcats are on a four game losing streak, and Tennessee is coming off the bye week after their huge win against South Carolina in overtime two weeks ago. This game is very important for both schools if Kentucky wins they will be bowl eligible for the first time since 2010 and their first bowl win since 2009. If Tennessee wins they will most likely be bowl eligible because the Vanderbilt game should be an easy win this season. Tennessee will be looking to get to their first bowl since 2010, and their first bowl win since 2008. This rivalry as seen almost everything it has been a trophy game or the Battle for the Barrel, it’s had one of the longest winning streaks twenty six straight wins by Tennessee, and it hasn’t been much of a rivalry during the past twenty nine years. During these past twenty nine years Tennessee has a twenty eight and one record. With both programs getting huge wins over South Carolina this year. Tennessee in overtime at South Carolina and Kentucky on a last minute interception returned for a touchdown to put the game away. These teams have been very similar this year with the aforementioned South Carolina wins, close losses to Florida, and both. Wing on the berth of bowl games this game could send shock waves throughout the programs. With the arrival of Mark Stoops at Kentucky he has breathed new life into the program, and may be the answer to the equation that is making Kentucky relevant again, maybe making them an actual part of the Tennessee vs Kentucky rivalry.