Each weekday from now until the end of the year, KSR will be bringing you tidbits about the Citrus Bowl to get you ready for Kentucky’s showdown with Penn State. First up: a little bit of bowl history.
This will be Kentucky’s first Citrus Bowl appearance, but did you know Kentucky’s never won a bowl game in Florida? This will be the Cats’ fourth time playing a bowl in the Sunshine State, but so far, no Ws.
|January 2, 1950||Orange Bowl (Miami)||Santa Clara||L, 21-13||Bear Bryant|
|January 1, 1999||Outback Bowl (Tampa)||Penn State||L, 26-14||Hal Mumme|
|December 31, 2016||TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville)||Georgia Tech||L, 33-18||Mark Stoops|
In fact, the Cats haven’t won many games in Florida period. As we know all too well, prior to this year’s 27-16 victory, Kentucky hadn’t beaten the Gators in Gainesville since 1979. In the 69-game series between the two teams, Kentucky’s only won 18 times, eight times in the state of Florida.
Time to break another streak.