It’s been a weird couple weeks for Kentucky football fans.
First, UK’s offense laid a stinker at Missouri. What followed against Georgia was a closer game, albeit one that never felt like it was within reach for the inept Kentucky offense. The bye week featured quarterback drama upon Terry Wilson’s return. To make matters worse, UK is now one of only three SEC games playing this weekend after positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing forced four games to be postponed.
Despite all of the chaos and just a 2-4 record, Kentucky is well positioned to go bowling following the conclusion of the regular season.
A bowl game here or there has been canceled, but the show will go on for most, especially for the SEC games that draw in large television audiences. Somebody’s gotta fill ’em; might as well be Kentucky. Even though the Liberty Bowl is probably the most likely destination, some bowl forecasters foresee the Wildcats chomping on oranges in the Citrus Bowl or chowing on blooming onions in the Outback Bowl.
- College Football News: Citrus Bowl vs. Indiana
- ESPN’s Mark Schlabach: Music City Bowl vs. Northwestern
- ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia
- Stadium’s Brett McMurphy: Outback Bowl vs. Northwestern
- CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm: Liberty Bowl vs. Texas
- USA Today’s Erick Smith: Camellia Bowl in Montgomery vs. Liberty
Nothing would provide more significant evidence of just how odd and unconventional the 2020 college football season has been than a four-win UK team returning to the Citrus Bowl two years after they won their tenth game in Orlando on New Year’s Day.