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Austin MacGinnis saves Kentucky Football, and maybe Mark Stoops (VIDEO)

This would have been a crippling loss for Mark Stoops and his team, but the Cats found a way to gut out a win.

The Kentucky Wildcats will live to fight another day.

Staring down the barrel of yet another gut-wrenching loss, UK rallied to get into field-goal range with three seconds left trailing 38-37.

But even with UK in range for a makeable field goal, asking Austin MacGinnis to convert a 51-yard attempt seemed like too much to ask for a kicker that missed a 28-yarder on the first drive of the game.

So it only makes sense that MacGinnis drilled it with so much ease it probably was good from 55-plus, and it gave UK a season-saving win.

Live to fight another day.