Pick-sixes spark Kentucky’s rout of No. 18 Tennessee

Kelvin Joseph and Jamin Davis returned interceptions for touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday and sparked Kentucky to a 34-7 romp at No. 18 Tennessee, the Wildcats’ first win in 36 years in Knoxville.Kentucky (2-2, 2-2 SEC) won its second straight game by converting three Volunteers interceptions into 17 points in less than seven minutes. It was the Wildcats’ most lopsided win in the series since 1935.Joseph jumped on a telegraphed pass on an out route from quarterback Jarrett Guarantano and raced 41 yards down the left sideline for a 7-0 lead only 2:13 into the second quarter. On Tennessee’s next possession, Guarantano forced a throw over the middle that Davis snagged and returned 85 yards to make it a two-touchdown game.The Volunteers (2-2, 2-2) switched to backup quarterback J.T. Shrout on their next possession, but he also tossed an interception on his first pass. The Wildcats turned it into a 30-yard field goal by Matt Ruffolo at the 6:18 mark to up the margin to 17-0.Guarantano returned on Tennessee’s next possession and led a 75-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 4-yard run by Ty Chandler with 1:36 left in the half. That was it for the Volunteers’ offense. They managed only 84 yards in the second half, most of it on their final drive with second-teamers dotting the field for Kentucky.

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