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Kentucky vs. Northwestern ranked third-worst bowl in watchability


When Kentucky’s matchup in the Music City Bowl was announced as Northwestern, we saw quite a wide range of public perception.

Some fans were excited about the challenge of going up against a top-25 team on a hot streak, others let out a massive yawn.

SB Nation agrees with the latter.

Kentucky’s battle against Northwestern was ranked as the third-worst bowl in terms of overall watchability.

Music City Bowl: Kentucky vs. No. 21 Northwestern, Dec. 29
Watchability score: 2.0

Maybe catch the Arizona Bowl, because it’ll be cool to watch New Mexico State playing in its first bowl since 1960, and the Bahamas, because (a.) it’s the Bahamas and (b.) it’ll be UAB’s return to bowl season after having its program killed three years earlier. Army-SDSU isn’t a bad dark-horse game.

The only two games with worse watchability rankings? Florida State vs. Southern Miss in the Independence Bowl and FIU vs. Temple in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl.

Those two bowls were listed in categories named “Probably better than yard work or snow shoveling” and “Is called THE BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLA BOWL, which counts for something.”

Other matchups ranked higher than Kentucky’s? Appalachian State vs. Toledo in the Dollar General Bowl, Fresno State vs. Houston in the Hawaii Bowl, North Texas vs. Troy in the New Orleans Bowl, and Utah vs. West Viriginia in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

So… uh…. that’s nice….

See all of SB Nation’s other bowl rankings here.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

13 responses to “Kentucky vs. Northwestern ranked third-worst bowl in watchability”

  1. JTHinton

    How can Grambling v NCAT be more interesting than two power5 teams? Same with WKU’s game and all the other non power-5 games

  2. cats646

    There not. People who rank this stuff are just dumb

    1. BBNBRIAN

      *They’re…

  3. duckeasy

    that’s not an acutal bowl game, but in reality uk vs northwestern isn’t a very exciting game.

    1. JTHinton

      Celebration Bowl

  4. cats646

    I don’t completely disagree with you duckeasy but I’m still pump for this game

  5. johnwall

    This is the only bowl i care about SB nation so take that!

  6. Bill Selfs Hair Piece

    Not making a bowl since 1960 doesn’t make a team interesting to watch. I’m not gonna sit through a 60-0 nothing blow out and think “I know this team hasn’t scored any points, but man am I having fun knowing they haven’t played since we put a man on the moon.”

  7. cats646

    Gettem John wall😂

  8. RickE

    Random fact…2017 was the first time Northwestern ever made the NCAA Tournament.

  9. east-ky-boy

    Breaking news. Eric c conn purposely pulled from Honduras. Will be named head football coach of university of Tennessee in the morning! He’ll get the job done and will never leave!

  10. BonnieTayshaunBilly

    It ain’t called the Music Sh!tty Bowl for nothin’.

  11. TB112162

    Cats 646 you are correct