Despite a 2-4 record on the season, Kentucky is still likely to play in a Bowl Game this year.
Over at CBS Sports, they project the ‘Cats to find themselves in a high-profile matchup against the Texas Longhorns in the Liberty Bowl on New Year’s Eve. Kentucky has appeared in the Liberty Bowl once before in program history when they were coached by Rich Brooks during the 2008 season, taking down Eastern Carolina 24-19.
The ‘Cats are coming off of another disappointing outcome from this past Saturday, this time a 14-3 loss to the No. 5 ranked Georgia Bulldogs. Texas, on the other hand, is coming off an impressive victory over No. 6 Oklahoma State by a final score of 41-34, putting the Longhorns at 4-2 on the season.
Kentucky and Texas have only faced off once in the two program’s respective histories, with the latter winning all the way back in 1951 by a final score of 7-6. It was actually a matchup between two of the country’s top-ranked teams, with UK entering at No. 6 and Texas at No. 11 in what was the second game of the season.
The thought of making a Bowl Game is nice, but getting that third win first sure would make us feel better about the idea of a postseason.