Week 9 of the College Football season has come and gone. With only four games left on Kentucky’s schedule, the notion of traveling to a bowl game becomes less of a question of “if”, but “when?”.
Over at CBS.com, Ben Kercheval issued his Week 9 version of College Football’s “winners and losers”. Lucky for us, we made the better half of this list.
Winner — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops: The Wildcats’ leader has taken more than his share of criticism during his time at Kentucky and entered the 2016 season on the hottest of seats. However, a convincing 35-21 win over Missouri means the Wildcats are one win away from bowl eligibility. We’ve seen that movie before with Stoops, but surely this team can handle Austin Peay in mid-November. The challenge will be finding two more wins against Georgia and Tennessee. Still, it’s possible Stoops goes from front and center on the hot seat to bowl eligibility to SEC East champs and please don’t ruin this fantasy for us.
Now for the good stuff: bowl projections.
Jerry Palm, also of CBS.com, updated his bowl predictions. Here is where he has Kentucky going:
Independence Bowl December 26 Shreveport, LA SEC vs. ACC Kentucky vs. N.C. State
There you have it, folks. Start your planning for a vacation after Christmas, because Kentucky might be going bowling!