No. 19 Tennessee Holds Off Wildcats

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 5:40 pm
By: News On 6

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Sorry Georgia, resilient Tennessee is back on top in the SEC East. The Volunteers stuffed a scrambling Andre Woodson on a 2-point conversion attempt in the fourth overtime to secure a 52-50 victory against Kentucky on Saturday.

No. 19 Tennessee's 23rd straight win over the Wildcats handed the Volunteers (9-3, 6-2) the division title and a shot at LSU in next week's SEC title game. Tennessee and Georgia finished tied atop the East, but the Volunteers earned the title thanks to their 35-14 win over the Bulldogs on Oct. 6.

Erik Ainge threw for a career-high 397 yards and seven touchdowns and running back Arian Foster had 216 total yards for the Volunteers. Woodson matched Ainge throw for throw, throwing for 430 yards and six touchdowns, but the Wildcats let a chance to beat the Wildcats (7-5, 3-5) for the first time since 1984 get away.