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Monday Quickies: Final Game Week Edition

The football Cats prepare for their final game of the 2020 season.

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The Kentucky Wildcats’ 2020 season is coming to a close. Later this week, the 4-6 Wildcats will play in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against the 8-3 NC State Wolfpack.

After starting the year 0-2, the Wildcats strung together two nice wins against Mississippi State and Tennessee before spiraling in to an offensive slump against Missouri and Georgia.

Kentucky then edged past Vanderbilt before going through the buzzsaw of Alabama and Florida back-to-back. Defeating South Carolina to end the season was definitely a positive note, but a 4-6 record overall wasn’t what anyone expected.

The passing of offensive line coach John Schlarman was more than difficult for the Wildcats. For those who were able to see what Schlarman brought to the program and the individual lives of each member of the program, they understand how incredible of a person Schlarman was.

A victory over NC State on Saturday would absolutely end the year on a high note. Several key players won’t be back next year, and to see them succeed in Kentucky blue one more time would be a great way to start the new year.

Keaton Upshaw is the only Wildcats carrying an injury designation into the game, which lists him as “questionable” with a groin injury.

With kickoff set for 12 pm EST on Saturday, the Wildcats are a current 2-point favorite with the over/under set at 51.5.

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