Kentucky drops fifth straight football game

Kentucky drops fifth straight football game

AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Joshua Dobbs threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth score Saturday as Tennessee trounced Kentucky 50-16 to continue its mastery of the annual series between border rivals.

The Volunteers (5-5, 2-4 SEC) beat UK (5-6, 2-6) for the 29th time in their last 30 meetings. Kentucky lost its fifth straight overall in a matchup between two teams chasing their first bowl bids since 2010.

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Austin MacGinnis kicked three field goals for Kentucky, including a school-record 54-yarder.

Dobbs went 19 of 27 for 297 yards and threw two touchdown passes to Von Pearson and one to Justin Croom. Tennessee's Jalen Hurd rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.

To have a shot at a bowl bid, Kentucky, which has next week off, must beat Louisville in the regular-season finale for both teams at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Nov. 29.

Louisville has won the last three Governor's Cup games between in-state rivals by an average margin of 13 points. The Nov. 29

The Volunteers can become bowl eligible by beating Missouri at home next week or by winning at Vanderbilt on Nov. 29.

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