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Kentucky Football Postseason could feature Blooming Onions or Oranges

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.

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.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Kentucky Football Postseason could feature Blooming Onions or Oranges

  1. JTHinton
    2:02 pm November 11, 2020 Permalink

    If the SEC gets 2 CFP teams, or multiple NY6 teams, I could see us playing a decent bowl (Gator, Outback, etc.) at 4-6

    • JTHinton
      2:04 pm November 11, 2020 Permalink

      If you look at who is definitively ahead of us (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M, and Auburn) they’ll all challenge for CFP/NY6 bowls.

      Then, it’s a lot of teams who are all in the same boat. LSU, MSST, Ole Miss, Arkansas, S Carolina, Tenn, Mizzou, and us) are all looking at 5-5, 4-6, 3-7 ish. Good luck with those tiebreakers!

      Basically everyone except Vandy

  2. UKinIN
    2:14 pm November 11, 2020 Permalink

    I know this is going to make me sound like a hater, but if the offense doesn’t come around an extra game doesn’t sound appealing.

  3. FreeTibet
    2:24 pm November 11, 2020 Permalink

    Somebody needs to help the USA Today fellas out. The SEC isn’t contracted with the Camellia Bowl, no matter how dumpy a record we have right now. The Camellia Bowl is played between the MAC and Sun Belt conferences, and the last time I check the SEC east wasn’t included in either of those conferences. It is kinda silly to project the Cats there—-a little bit of that Old Kentucky Football coming in there with that projection. Every SEC team will be available for a bowl game, by rule, and right now with the record as bad as it is—-winning Saturday against Vandy would move the Cats into the 3rd spot in the East. Don’t forget we hold the tie breaker against UT this year, so I am sure Coach Stoops and some others are going to be ready for a little revenge factor if UT is placed in the pecking order ahead of us—-like we saw them get their puke orange panties in a wad last season to play Indiana… what should have been marketed as the ‘Used to be” bowl.

  4. Catman Dan
    3:27 pm November 11, 2020 Permalink

    FreeT…Those MAC teams are only playing 6 games. I doubt many will go to their tie-in bowls. Actually, I bet a lot of these small bowl games would rather have say a 3-7 UK instead of perhaps a 3-3 Ohio U. Bobcats. Bowls will be crazy this year…and sort of stupid with all the loser P5 teams in them.

  5. itsfootballtimeinthebluegrass
    4:13 pm November 11, 2020 Permalink

    Indiana would score 30 on the Cats