Backstreet Boys, a popular pop music boy band, sang the national anthem prior to today’s Georgia Bulldogs vs. Kentucky Wildcats game.
Members of the Backstreet Boys Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson are originally from Lexington, Kentucky. Richardson even showed off his Kentucky spirit with a UK hoodie while singing.
On Zoom, like most of us have been throughout 2020, the Backstreet Boys played for about 12,000 fans. Kroger Field sits about 61,000, so the team filled about a fifth of the stadium’s capacity.
That said, here’s a video of the group singing prior to the game.
The @backstreetboys sing the national anthem before the Georgia-Kentucky game.— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) October 31, 2020
(via @UKAthletics) pic.twitter.com/3MWHDfR8uw
Sadly, the Backstreet Boys had arguably a better showing than the Wildcats. Taking on a top-five opponent in Georgia, Kentucky’s defense kept up with their opponent, allowing just 14 points.
However, the Wildcats offense put up just three points. It was a brutal showing despite Chris Rodriguez doing his best to keep the team in business, running for over 100 yards.
This was the Cats fourth loss of the season, three of which came with the offense scoring under 14 points. They’ll have a bye week before taking on Vanderbilt and then heading down to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama.