Three hundred pounds never moved so fast.
Saturday, in Kentucky’s highly anticipated matchup with Tennessee, the Wildcats struck first — and it was one of the team’s biggest defensive tackles that did the trick.
After Marcus McWilson sacked Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs for a seven-yard loss to the Kentucky 22 yard line, Dobbs fumbled and it was C.J. Johnson who immediately recovered it. Johnson, a 300-pounder, scooped up the loose ball and ran it back 77 yards for a touchdown, legging out all the Vols chasing him and sending Commonwealth Stadium into a frenzy. The touchdown put the Wildcats ahead 7-0 with 8:23 remaining in the first quarter.
— CAMERON MILLS (@CameronMillz) October 31, 2015
C.J. Johnson getting a much-deserved breather to start this drive.
— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) October 31, 2015
Heading into the matchup as the underdogs, the Wildcats couldn’t have asked for a better start.