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Tennessee tops Kentucky in last game for Fulmer

Nov 30, 2008 - 3:25 AM KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- In his final game roaming the sidelines for Tennessee, coach Phillip Fulmer did not have to walk off the field at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.

He was carried off in celebration.

Quarterback Jonathan Crompton scored the go-ahead touchdown as time expired in the first half on a 1-yard run and the Volunteers pulled away after the break en route to a 28-10 triumph over Kentucky.

The victory marked the end of Fulmer's 17-year reign in Knoxville. The dean of SEC coaches, Fulmer went 152-52 with the Volunteers, who won the 1998 national title and reached 15 bowl games during his tenure.

But with Tennessee headed to its second losing season in the last four years, Fulmer announced earlier this month that he would step down at the end of the campaign.

With the win, Tennessee (5-7, 3-5 SEC East) remained the only team in major college football history to never endure an eight-loss season.

The Volunteers also beat the Wildcats (6-6, 2-6) for the 24th consecutive times. Fulmer did not lose to Kentucky during his tenure at Tennessee.

Crompton, who completed 6-of-8 passes for 101 yards, connected with Denarius Moore on a 63-yard score in the third quarter to give the Volunteers a 14-3 advantage.

Lennon Creer had a pair of rushing touchdowns for Tennessee, which rushed for 210 yards on 53 carries.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KENTUCKY 3 0 0 7 10
    TENNESSEE 0 7 7 14 28 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KENTUCKY - FG, LONES SEIBER 40 YD, 10:00.
    KENTUCKY 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: TENNESSEE - TD, JONATHAN CROMPTON 1 YD RUN
    (DANIEL LINCOLN KICK), 15:00.
    TENNESSEE 7-3
    3RD QUARTER: TENNESSEE - TD, DENARIUS MOORE 63 YD

    Nov 29 9:34 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD KENTUCKY
    ALFONSO SMITH 1 YD RUN
    (LONES SEIBER KICK)
    KENTUCKY 10
    TENNESSEE 28 3:44 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Kentucky 10, Tennessee 28  4th - 3:44Nov 29 9:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TENNESSEE
    GERALD JONES 2 YD RUN
    (DANIEL LINCOLN KICK)
    KENTUCKY 3
    TENNESSEE 28 5:44 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Kentucky 3, Tennessee 28  4th - 5:44Nov 29 9:21 PM
  • Sweetness34 The Vols are playing for Phillip Fulmer and Lane Kiffin.

    Kentucky 3, Tennessee 21  4th - 14:24Nov 29 9:02 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TENNESSEE
    LENNON CREER 5 YD RUN
    (DANIEL LINCOLN KICK)
    KENTUCKY 3
    TENNESSEE 21 14:24 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Kentucky 3, Tennessee 21  4th - 14:24Nov 29 8:57 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KENTUCKY 3 0 0 3
    TENNESSEE 0 7 7 14 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KENTUCKY - FG, LONES SEIBER 40 YD, 10:00.
    KENTUCKY 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: TENNESSEE - TD, JONATHAN CROMPTON 1 YD RUN
    (DANIEL LINCOLN KICK), 15:00.
    TENNESSEE 7-3
    3RD QUARTER: TENNESSEE - TD, DENAR

    Nov 29 8:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TENNESSEE
    DENARIUS MOORE 63 YD PASS FROM JONATHAN CROMPTON
    (DANIEL LINCOLN KICK)
    KENTUCKY 3
    TENNESSEE 14 13:44 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Kentucky 3, Tennessee 14  3rd - 13:44Nov 29 8:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TENNESSEE
    JONATHAN CROMPTON 1 YD RUN
    (DANIEL LINCOLN KICK)
    KENTUCKY 3
    TENNESSEE 7 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Kentucky 3, Tennessee 7  HalfNov 29 8:00 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KENTUCKY 3 3
    TENNESSEE 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KENTUCKY - FG, LONES SEIBER 40 YD, 10:00.
    KENTUCKY 3-0

    Nov 29 7:19 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG KENTUCKY
    LONES SEIBER 40 YD
    KENTUCKY 3
    TENNESSEE 0 5:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Kentucky 3, Tennessee 0  1st - 5:00Nov 29 7:09 PM
  • 10
    roots
    alamowx Added 5 roots

    Kentucky 0, Tennessee 0  1st - 14:56Nov 29 7:03 PM
  • 5
    roots
    GREGnKY Added 5 roots

    Kentucky vs. TennesseeNov 29 9:43 AM