The Buccaneers tied Kentucky 14-14 with just less than 6 minutes left in the second quarter but Kentucky rallied with two touchdowns before halftime. Kentucky (5-5) won its 19th consecutive non-conference game, a streak dating back to 2006.
Randall Cobb finished with 101 yards and a touchdown on four catches. Cobb has scored or passed for a touchdown in nine of Kentucky's 10 games this season.
Senior running back Derrick Locke missed his fourth straight game after suffering a shoulder stinger against Auburn on Oct. 9. CoShik Williams finished with 13 carries for 95 yards and three touchdowns.