It is no secret that things are a little turbulent among the BBN at this point in the football season, and there is still some tough sledding to go. With dates against South Carolina and Louisville both on the road to end the season, the Cats are going to have to fight to finish the season above .500.
Nevertheless, Mark Stoops has his team bowl eligible once again and will be looking to make some noise and gain some momentum into what will be a very important off-season for the program.
Over the course of the last several weeks, experts have had the Cats landing somewhere around the tier of the Duke’s Mayo Bowl to the Birmingham Bowl. Luckily, there is some room to gain ground.
End the season at 8-4, and some of the more prestigious bowl games could still be on the table. But end the season at 6-6, and that tier likely drops for the Cats to an early December bowl game.
There is still a lot to play for. Now, it will just be, will this team put it together on both sides of the ball for their final two contests?
Going to be interesting to watch.
Here are some of the latest predictions for where Kentucky will go bowling:
- Kyle Bomagura (ESPN): Duke’s Mayo Bowl; Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte (NC); vs Duke; Dec. 27th on ESPN
- Mark Schlalbach (ESPN): TaxSlayer Gator Bowl; EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville (FL); vs. Clemson; Dec. 29th on ESPN
- Jerry Palm (CBS): Duke’s Mayo Bowl; Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte (NC); vs. Duke; Dec. 27th on ESPN
- Brad Crawford (247 Sports): AutoZone Liberty Bowl; Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis (TN); vs. Kansas State; Dec. 29th on ESPN