MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Ventrell Jenkins scooped up a fumble and
barreled his 285-pound frame 56 yards for the go-ahead touchdown,
helping Kentucky win a program-best third straight bowl game with a
25-19 victory over East Carolina on Friday in the Liberty Bowl.
Kentucky (7-6) never led until Myron Pryor forced a fumble with
under 5 minutes left while East Carolina (9-5) was driving. In the
mad scramble for the loose ball, Jenkins came up with it and
rumbled down the right sideline untouched.
Now, coach Rich Brooks has accomplished something even the
legendary Bear Bryant couldn't at Kentucky: end three straight
postseasons with a win. The Wildcats won the last two Music City
Bowls behind former quarterback Andre Woodson.
East Carolina failed in its attempt to win a third game this
season against a BCS conference team. It had already defeated West
Virginia and Virginia Tech.
50th Annual Liberty Bowl:
East Carolina 19
1st Quarter Summary:
ECU - Ben Hartman 22 yard field goal
2nd Quarter Summary:
ECU - Brandon Simmons 28 yard touchdown run
KEN - Lones Seiber 21 yard field goal
ECU - Darryl Freeney 80 yard touchdown reception
3rd Quarter Summary:
KEN - David Jones 99 Yard kick return
KEN - Kyrus Lanxter 19 yard touchdown reception
ECU - Ben Hartman 43 field goal
4th Quarter Summary:
KEN - Lones Seiber 34 yard field goal
KEN - Ventrell Jenkins 56 yard fumble return