Kentucky, Tennessee each looking to halt a two-game skid

Kentucky Athletics photo / Kentucky junior receiver Wan'Dale Robinson believes the Wildcats still have a lot to accomplish following last Saturday night's 31-17 loss at Mississippi State. The Wildcats host Tennessee this week.

Amid a football season in which Kentucky and Tennessee have performed better than preseason expectations, the reality is that both the No. 18 Wildcats and the Volunteers are seeking to end two-game slides Saturday night at Kroger Field.

Tennessee's recent losses transpired against No. 13 Ole Miss on Oct. 16 and No. 4 Alabama on Oct. 23, so there wasn't any shame in that, which was the case Oct. 16 when Kentucky succumbed to top-ranked Georgia. This past weekend, however, the Wildcats were upset 31-17 by unranked Mississippi State while the Vols had an open date.

"Obviously a team like that comes off a loss and they're fired up to get back out there and take it out on the next guy," Tennessee redshirt junior right end Jacob Warren said Monday in a news conference.