Wildcats hanging in there on 'D'

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

You've got to hand it to Kentucky's defense this season. The Wildcats, despite some key injuries, have really hung in there and took a 14-10 lead over Mississippi State on Saturday, thanks in part to two key plays by the defense.

Sam Maxwell had an interception in the end zone to kill a Mississippi State drive, and Randall Burden had a second interception to set up the Wildcats' second touchdown.

Cornerback Trevard Lindley is out for the fourth straight game with an ankle injury, but middle linebacker Micah Johnson is playing. Johnson isn't 100 percent, though, after hurting his knee last week.

If the Wildcats are going to win this game, they're going to have to tackle Anthony Dixon in the second half.