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Kentucky Wildcats Football: Season ends with loss in TaxSlayer Bowl

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A tough loss won’t cloud the bright future ahead for Kentucky Football.

NCAA Football: New Mexico State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

A memorable season for Kentucky Wildcats Football is now in the books.

It didn’t end the way we’d all hoped as UK fell to Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl, but the Cats were winners before the game even kicked off. Between the amazing fan turnout in Jacksonville, UK’s surge on the recruiting trail this month, and just being in a New Year’s Eve bowl, the program is in a great spot heading into the offseason, especially when you consider where it was at when UK started 0-2 and was seemingly a lost cause.

So a 33-18 loss to the Yellow Jackets in a mistake-filled affair was frustrating, but it’s not taking away from the future ahead of the program. Most of the roster is back next year, and that should be paired with a top-25 recruiting class that’s 2-3 more guys from being completed.

Even if Boom Williams goes pro, this is a very promising UK team we’ll see running out onto the Commonwealth Stadium field when it’s football time in the Bluegrass next year.

And if it helps, Duke, Indiana and North Carolina (hoops), as well as Louisville (football) all lost today, so that should help ease the pain.

Go Cats!