After a bad fourth quarter turned into another loss to Florida, the BBN was left angered, sad, disappointed; maybe all the above. The team surely felt the same way over the last 48 hours, but it’s important not to lose perspective. The latest bowl projections from ESPN should help.
Kentucky should have beat the second-best team on its schedule Saturday night. Even though they came away empty-handed, the path to a New Year’s Bowl and another nine-win season is clear. Don’t take it from me.
After watching the Wildcats fall to Florida, ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura believes Kentucky will play Michigan on New Year’s Day in the Outback Bowl. Another ESPN writer, Mark Schlabach, has UK in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl against Iowa. They aren’t the only ones who believe Kentucky will receive the New Year’s bowl season spotlight.
- College Football News: Gator Bowl vs. Iowa
- Stadium’s Brett McMurphy: Texas Bowl vs. TCU
- Sporting News: Liberty Bowl vs. Oklahoma State
- 247 Sports’ Brad Crawford: Belk Bowl vs. Syracuse
Even if UK finishes 1-2 in the Florida-Miss. State-South Carolina stretch, a second consecutive 9-3 season is on the table thanks to a much more comfortable back half of the schedule. You can keep the UK football panic button out of sight for at least a few more weeks.