Last second field goal falls short; Wildcats bow to Tennessee 16-14
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(continued from pg. 122)
The last moments of the Tennessee game resembled those of the Florida game. Only this time a field goal was attempted. This time it fell short, along with UK's bid for its first winning season since 1965.
With Collins quite noticeably not up to par and gaining only 50 yards, Mike Fanuzzi was forced to pick up the slack. He responded with 160 yards rushing.
Tennessee drove 71 yards for a touchdown in their opening series, with the point after failing.
They added a field goal midway through the second quarter and the half ended with Tennessee ahead 16-0.
With 5:35 left in the third quarter UK regained possession and scored on a 70-yard drive, highlighted by Fanuzzi's 59-yard run.
Forced to punt after Kentucky's kickoff, Tennessee's punter bobbled a low snap and was tackled on his own 11-yard line.
Kentucky took possession and two plays later sophomore Steve Cam-passi scored from the two-yard line.
Both teams exchanged punts during the first 11 minutes of the last quarter.
UK gained possession on their own two with four minutes left in the game.
Runs by Fanuzzi of 18, 14, and 19 yards and a pass play that covered 13 yards brought the ball to the Tennessee 18. With time running out, Ron Steele's 34-yard field goal attempt fell a foot short, and Tennessee then ran the clock out for the victory.
Curci felt that "our rally against Tennessee must rank as one of the greatest comebacks in the history of Kentucky football" and that "they (the players) showed more courage than any team with which I've been associated." (continued to pg. 125)
(Top Right,) Mike Fanuzzi completes a pass to right end Elmore Stephens. (Near Right; Senior trainer Bill Faust attends to the leg of senior defensive end jim Hovey. (Opp. pg.) Ray Barga hauuls in a pass, with Sonny Collins looking on.