The Last Time Kentucky Beat Tennessee…

On November 24, 1984, Kentucky defeated Tennessee, 17-12, in Knoxville, to wrap up a 9-year span (1976-1984) during which the the Battle for the Beer Barrel was competitive — Tennessee won five games and Kentucky won four during that stretch.

If you are searching for something to be thankful for on this Thaksgiving Day, consider this — your team, your school, has defeated one of your arch-rivals 26 consecutive years. It is the longest current winning streak by one team over another in NCAA football.

Yes, that game in 1984 was the last time the Wildcats defeated the Vols in football.

The last time Kentucky beat Tennessee…

The last time Kentucky beat Tennessee, Bill Curry, Hal Mumme, Guy Morriss, Rich Brooks, and Joker Phillips had not yet been the head coach at Kentucky.

The last time Kentucky beat Tennessee, nearly all of the current UT students had not been born.

The last time Kentucky beat Tennessee, Olajuwon, Jordan, and Barkley were NBA rookies.

The last time Kentucky beat Tennessee, Cale Yarborough was the Daytona 500 winner.

The last time Kentucky beat Tennessee, Johnny Carson was still doing Carnac the Magnificent on The Tonight Show.

The last time Kentucky beat Tennessee, these commercials were running on television.

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Now that is something to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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