Sitting idle in Week 7 proved to be beneficial for the Kentucky Wildcats
They used their bye week to regroup after a loss at Texas A&M, as well as watch multiple upsets that helped both their SEC East odds and their projections for end-of-season bowl games.
The Wildcats watched the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs, No. 6 West Virginia Mountaineers, No. 7 Washington Huskies, No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions, No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers and No. 16 Miami Hurricanes all take big losses.
Thus, the Wildcats now finds themselves projected for a prominent bowl game.
Bowl Projections By Website:
Peach Bowl, December 29th: CBS Sports
-Projected Opponent: Texas Longhorns,
Citrus Bowl, January 1st: CollegeFootballNews.com
-Projected Opponent: Penn State Nittany Lions
Outback Bowl. January 1st: Bleacher Report, SB Nation
-Projected Opponent: Penn State Nittany Lions, Michigan State Spartans
Belk Bowl, December 29th: Orlando Sentinel
-Projected Opponent: NC State Wolfpack
Personal Projection: Outback Bowl Vs. Penn State
Despite being projected for games like the Citrus and Peach Bowl, the Outback Bowl seems to be the most realistic when regarding Kentucky’s bowl destination. Penn State’s struggles could lead to a possible bowl matchup with the Wildcats as well.
A matchup of so would honor a rematch of the 1999 Outback Bowl when the Nittany Lions took down Tim Couch and the Wildcats.
Seeing Kentucky land in the Belk Bowl would likely mean they have a rough finish, so hopefully we see the Wildcats land elsewhere.
What bowl game and matchup would you like to see Kentucky land?