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Johnson's TD run rallies Kentucky past Tennessee 29-26

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson shrugged off the injured left shoulder that briefly sidelined him by returning to the game for even more punishment.

The senior showed his toughness on the game-winning touchdown run in which he dove for the end zone and landed backward on the non-throwing shoulder. Johnson happily bounced back up as if nothing happened, symbolizing the Wildcats' resilience against Tennessee.

Johnson ran for an 11-yard touchdown with 33 seconds remaining and hit Benny Snell with the 2-point conversion pass, Snell rushed for three first-half TDs and Kentucky rallied past Tennessee 29-26 Saturday night for its first win over the Volunteers since 2011.

''I mean yeah, I just tried to get in there and did,'' Johnson said of his TD. Cheered as he ran out of the tunnel following his examination, he added that there was no doubt he'd return to the game.

''I told him (the trainer) on the sideline to just get me in there to see what's wrong and get me right back out. I definitely was going to continue playing this game.''

Kentucky's diligence ultimately overcame a similarly-determined Tennessee squad.

Few teams lose four fumbles and win, but the Wildcats (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) persevered despite stalling at times in the second half. The defense limited Tennessee to three field goals off those turnovers and held firm late to give the offense one last chance to respond with a TD drive behind Snell, who rushed for 180 yards on 27 carries.

The sophomore's short run for first down at the Tennessee 11 set up Johnson's keeper two plays later for a 27-26 lead.

Johnson then took a double-reverse handoff and found Snell near the goal line for the needed cushion as Kentucky dealt Tennessee (3-5, 0-5) its fourth straight loss. The Wildcats' win was just their second in 33 series meetings, but good enough to spark a joyous on-field celebration on a cold and sometimes-snowy night.

The Wildcats became bowl eligible for a second straight year.

''How many times have we been on the wrong end of that (outcome) for 33, 34 years?'' Kentucky coach Mark Stoops asked afterward. ''There have been many times when we've played some good football and came up on the wrong end. It's really nice to be on that other end, to just hang in there.''

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano completed a 48-yard Hail Mary pass to Jeff George that fell three yards short of the end zone as time expired.

Freshman Ty Chandler rushed for career bests of 120 yards and two second-quarter touchdowns to end Tennessee's offensive drought at 15 quarters. Brent Cimaglia kicked four field goals but missed two, keeping the Volunteers winless in SEC play.

THE TAKEAWAY

Tennessee: Needing a boost on many levels and without several key players, Chandler and Guarantano stepped up with big games that nearly pushed the Volunteers over the top. Guarantano completed 18 of 23 passes for 242 yards while Chandler filled a big void with leading rusher John Kelly suspended . Tennessee outgained Kentucky 445-371 but couldn't stop the Wildcats or Snell late. Missed opportunities bothered coach Butch Jones the most.

''We didn't capitalize on our turnovers,'' he said. ''We weren't able to capitalize on our great field position, missed two field goals.''

Kentucky: Snell's big first half included a 48-yard run. The Wildcats' defense was tested but held Tennessee to three field goals after the fumbles. They also sacked Guarantano seven times, including several crushing hits.

''We knew what we had to do and that there would be some ups and downs,'' said linebacker Josh Allen, who had seven tackles. ''The offense knew we had their backs.''

Snell came up big again in the clutch and Johnson came back from a left shoulder injury to mount the key rally. The QB rushed six times for 84 yards, a huge contribution as they outgained Tennessee 289-203 on the ground.

CHIPPY PLAY

Tensions were high as might be expected between border rivals and erupted into one first-quarter fight that drew offsetting unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and warnings of ejections. Two subsequent skirmishes led to ejections for Tennessee linebacker Daniel Bituli and Rashaan Gaulden, the Vols' fourth-leading tackler. Kentucky lost cornerback Davonte Robinson and wide receiver Tavin Richardson.

UP NEXT

Tennessee hosts Southern Mississippi on Nov. 4. The Golden Eagles lost 24-17 to Kentucky in the opener.

Kentucky hosts Mississippi on Nov. 4.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 0:33
15-S.Johnson complete to 26-B.Snell. 26-B.Snell to TEN End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
26
29
Touchdown 0:33
15-S.Johnson runs 11 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
72
yds
04:10
pos
26
27
Field Goal 13:28
30-B.Cimaglia 45 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
22
yds
00:36
pos
26
21
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:45
30-B.Cimaglia 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
44
yds
04:27
pos
23
21
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:25
30-B.Cimaglia extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
21
Touchdown 1:25
3-T.Chandler runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
10
plays
71
yds
04:28
pos
19
21
Point After TD 5:58
99-A.MacGinnis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
21
Touchdown 5:58
26-B.Snell runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
02:39
pos
13
20
Point After TD 8:37
30-B.Cimaglia extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
14
Touchdown 8:37
3-T.Chandler runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
90
yds
02:38
pos
12
14
Point After TD 14:57
99-A.MacGinnis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 14:57
26-B.Snell runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
74
yds
01:30
pos
6
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:39
30-B.Cimaglia 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
74
yds
4:53
pos
6
7
Point After TD 10:16
99-A.MacGinnis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 10:16
26-B.Snell runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
70
yds
03:01
pos
3
6
Field Goal 13:30
30-B.Cimaglia 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
3
yds
01:24
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 27 17
Rushing 13 13
Passing 12 3
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 6-16 3-7
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 388 371
Total Plays 78 52
Avg Gain 5.0 7.1
Net Yards Rushing 203 289
Rush Attempts 55 36
Avg Rush Yards 3.7 8.0
Net Yards Passing 185 82
Comp. - Att. 18-23 7-16
Yards Per Pass 8.0 5.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-57 0-0
Penalties - Yards 9-54 4-44
Touchdowns 2 4
Rushing TDs 2 4
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 4
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 4-4
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 3-37.0 4-41.5
Return Yards 24 123
Punts - Returns 2--2 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-26 5-123
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 6/8 3/3
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 4/6 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Tennessee 3-5 6143326
Kentucky 6-2 7140829
185 PASS YDS 82
203 RUSH YDS 289
388 TOTAL YDS 371
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Guarantano 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.3% 242 0 0 166.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.7% 473 1 1 112.4
J. Guarantano 18/23 242 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Chandler 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 120 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 238 2
T. Chandler 22 120 2 29
C. Fils-Aime 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 73 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 147 2
C. Fils-Aime 13 73 0 21
T. Jordan 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 47 0
T. Jordan 3 11 0 12
T. Byrd 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 19 0
T. Byrd 1 4 0 4
J. Guarantano 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 -13 0
J. Guarantano 15 -5 0 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. George 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 59 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 100 1
J. George 2 59 0 48
B. Johnson 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 305 1
B. Johnson 3 40 0 25
Et. Wolf 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 134 1
Et. Wolf 3 33 0 20
T. Chandler 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 101 0
T. Chandler 2 33 0 23
J. Palmer 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 31 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 82 0
J. Palmer 2 31 0 16
M. Callaway 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 265 3
M. Callaway 2 16 0 11
J. Smith 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 43 0
J. Smith 1 13 0 13
C. Fils-Aime 27 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 12 0
C. Fils-Aime 1 12 0 12
T. Jordan 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 21 0
T. Jordan 2 5 0 4
T. Byrd 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 21 1
T. Byrd 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
N. Warrior 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
N. Warrior 6-0 0.0 0
M. Abernathy 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Abernathy 4-0 0.0 0
K. Vickers 39 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
K. Vickers 4-1 0.0 0
K. Phillips 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Phillips 4-0 0.0 0
R. Gaulden 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
R. Gaulden 3-1 0.0 0
C. Jumper 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Jumper 2-0 0.0 0
El. Berry 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
El. Berry 2-0 0.0 0
J. Martin 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
J. Martin 2-1 0.0 0
S. Tuttle 2 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Tuttle 2-0 0.0 0
R. McKenzie Jr. 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. McKenzie Jr. 2-0 0.0 0
S. Shamburger 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Shamburger 2-0 0.0 0
Q. Sapp 14 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Q. Sapp 1-0 0.0 0
J. Kongbo 1 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Kongbo 1-0 0.0 0
E. Moseley 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Moseley 1-0 0.0 0
D. Bituli 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Bituli 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Cimaglia 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/6 2/2
SEASON FG XP
8/13 3/3
B. Cimaglia 4/6 0 2/2 14
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Daniel 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 37.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
47 47.0 1
T. Daniel 3 37.0 1 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Callaway 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 8.7 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 9.8 13 0
M. Callaway 3 8.7 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Callaway 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 -1.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 10.6 2 0
M. Callaway 2 -1.0 2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Johnson 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
40% 46 0 0 65.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.6% 1401 9 4 130.0
S. Johnson 6/15 46 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
B. Snell Jr. 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
27 180 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
160 721 9
B. Snell Jr. 27 180 3 48
S. Johnson 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 84 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 282 3
S. Johnson 6 84 1 34
S. King 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 220 0
S. King 2 17 0 14
D. Barker 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 -13 0
D. Barker 1 8 0 8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Richardson 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 52 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 168 1
T. Richardson 3 52 0 36
B. Bone 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 26 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 189 2
B. Bone 2 26 0 19
S. King 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 61 0
S. King 1 2 0 2
G. Johnson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 371 2
G. Johnson 1 2 0 2
C. Conrad 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 195 3
C. Conrad 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Jones 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 1.0
J. Jones 12-1 1.0 0
M. Edwards 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 3 1.0
M. Edwards 8-2 1.0 0
D. West 25 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
D. West 6-1 0.0 0
D. Ware 35 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 1.0
D. Ware 6-3 1.0 0
C. Love 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
C. Love 5-2 0.0 0
J. Allen 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.5
J. Allen 4-2 0.5 0
T. Carter 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
T. Carter 4-0 1.0 0
E. Brown 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
E. Brown 3-1 0.0 0
L. Johnson 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
L. Johnson 3-0 1.0 0
D. Baity 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
D. Baity 2-0 0.0 0
A. Middleton 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Middleton 2-0 0.0 0
N. Pringle 77 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Pringle 2-0 0.0 0
D. Bouvier 31 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Bouvier 1-0 1.0 0
K. Randolph 5 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
K. Randolph 1-0 0.0 0
J. Watson 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Watson 1-0 0.0 0
C. Taylor Jr. 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
C. Taylor Jr. 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. MacGinnis 99 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
13/18 22/22
A. MacGinnis 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 UK 15 1:24 3 3 FG
10:16 TENN 25 5:37 14 74 FG
4:19 UK 41 2:02 5 15 FG Miss
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 TENN 10 2:03 4 8 Punt
11:15 TENN 25 2:38 8 75 TD
5:53 TENN 29 4:28 10 71 TD
0:09 TENN 16 0:00 1 0 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 TENN 30 4:17 9 48 Punt
8:12 TENN 44 4:27 8 44 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:06 UK 49 0:36 6 22 FG
12:23 TENN 36 3:57 7 39 FG Miss
7:53 TENN 30 3:02 6 3 Punt
0:33 TENN 25 0:31 7 72 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UK 25 0:00 1 -10 Fumble
13:17 UK 40 3:01 7 60 TD
4:27 UK 27 0:00 1 14 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:12 UK 26 1:30 5 74 TD
12:37 UK 40 1:14 3 4 Punt
8:37 UK 25 2:39 7 75 TD
1:14 UK 33 0:53 4 5 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:30 UK 6 2:05 5 50 Fumble
3:33 UK 18 2:17 5 31 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:17 UK 14 0:47 3 6 Punt
8:22 UK 25 0:18 3 0 Punt
4:43 UK 28 4:10 11 72 TD