... in 1999, an injured Quentin McCord weaved his way through the Vanderbilt defense on his way to an 80-yard third quarter touchdown helping the Cats to a 19-17 victory in Nashville. The win was the all-important sixth on the season, giving the Wildcats the minimum number of victories to be bowl eligible. Dusty Bonner threw for only 141 yards and super tight end James Whalen only caught 3 passes for 11 yards as the Vandy defense had Kentucky’s number most of the day. The touchdown to McCord came in at #18 on Tom’s Greatest Calls, which was televised a few weeks back. The story says Hal Mumme was told by the team doctors he could have McCord for one of the two remaining games on the season, but not both. Mumme decided to use Quentin in the Vandy game to try and gain bowl eligibility for the second straight year. It worked and that’s all that mattered to Big Blue Nation.
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