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The Cats capped off their season with a thrilling victory over Iowa

NCAA Football: Citrus Bowl-Kentucky at Iowa Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Even the day after, victory is still so sweet.

The Kentucky Wildcats topped the Iowa Hawkeyes in the VRBO Citrus Bowl in Orlando yesterday by a score of 20-17 in a game where the Cats were down several key players.

Wan’Dale Robinson made big play after big play, putting on a gutsy performance, along with Will Levis and Chris Rodriguez on offense. Defensively, it was DeAndre Square coming up with the play of the game as the Wildcats forced three turnovers on the day.

With the win, Kentucky reaches the 10-win mark on the season and provides momentum going into next season, where the Cats will have to replace multiple valuable pieces, but bring in a highly-touted recruiting class along with the return of QB Will Levis with (possibly) some other key returnees to be announced soon.

Like Mark Stoops said, he is aiming to set Kentucky up for continued and long-term success, not just one season. And while the Cats have a lot to replace next season, the cupboard is far from bare, with talented players waiting in the wings to earn their time to shine.

Getting that win over Iowa goes a long way toward building momentum for next season and sustaining the success of the UK Football program. And with a reasonable schedule next season, who knows what the future holds?

Tweet of the Day

Came up big when it mattered most.

Headlines

Wan’Dale Robinson saved his best for (maybe) his last - Herald Leader

Wan’Dale made play after play.

DeAndre Square made historic play through pain - KSR

What a play.

This Citrus Bowl win was different - Cats Pause

This one feels different than the 2019 game.

Georgia opens as small favorite over Alabama in CFP Championship - ESPN

There will be a lot of action in this one.

Is this Nick Saban’s best coaching job? - Bleacher Report

There’s an argument.

Panthers owner reportedly embarrassed he gave Matt Rhule 7-year deal - Yahoo

Hard not to after how hard the Panthers have fallen this year.

Dan Reeves passes away at 77 - CBS Sports

An NFL legend.