An interception returned 95 yards for a touchdown proved to be a significant difference-maker down the stretch of Kentucky’s 28-23 win over Chattanooga on Saturday.
With the Mocs driving, down 21-16, UK safety Ty Ajian easily picked off a throw by Chattanooga quarterback Cole Copeland to give the ball back to Kentucky with about 8 minutes to play in the game. Ajian caught the ball near Kentucky’s 5-yard line and ran about 25 yards across the field to the opposing sideline; from there he followed blocks to score the Wildcats’ final touchdown.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) September 18, 2021
Take a Sunday stroll for part of Ty Ajian's 95 yard interception return for a touchdown that proved to be a significant difference-maker down the stretch of Kentucky’s 28-23 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. See the full play https://t.co/Uz6yzS6RMc pic.twitter.com/JpsZL0NnNg
— Herald-Leader Sports (@KentuckySports) September 19, 2021
Ajian’s return tied the school record for third-longest in school history, and was the longest in Kroger Field history. It was the third interception of his career.
Copeland walked into the end zone with 1:20 left to cut Kentucky’s lead to five points, but the Mocs failed to recover an onside kick attempt and couldn’t prevent UK from running out the clock.