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Stadium projects Kentucky vs. Northwestern in the Outback Bowl

Could the Kentucky Wildcats find themselves matched up with a familiar bowl foe when postseason play arrives?

In Brett McMurphy’s latest bowl projections released this afternoon, Kentucky is slated to take on the Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl.

UK previously played Northwestern in the Music City Bowl back in 2017, where Mark Stoops’ Wildcats fell by a final score of 24-23. As you likely remember well, running back Benny Snell was controversially ejected in the first half for making contact with an official, leaving UK without its biggest star in the backfield.

In this scenario, the Wildcats would get their rematch against Pat Fitzgerald’s group, and do so in an upper-tier bowl.

As for McMurphy’s other major projections, you can find those below:

College Football Playoff

Championship – Jan. 10 (CFP semifinal winners)
Projection: Alabama vs. Ohio State

Sugar Bowl – Jan. 1 (CFP semifinal)
Projection: Alabama (CFP No. 1) vs. Oregon (CFP No. 4)

Rose Bowl – Jan. 1 (CFP semifinal)
Projection: Ohio State (CFP No. 2) vs. Clemson (CFP No. 3)

New Year’s 6 Bowls

Orange Bowl – Jan. 2 (ACC vs. SEC/Big Ten)
Projection: Notre Dame vs. Texas A&M

Fiesta Bowl – Jan. 2 (at-large vs. at-large)
Projection: USC vs. Wisconsin

Peach Bowl – Jan. 1 (at-large vs. at-large)
Projection: Georgia vs. Cincinnati*

Cotton Bowl – Dec. 30 (at-large vs. at-large)
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Florida

Earlier today, KSR’s Nick Roush published all of the other recent national bowl projections and where Kentucky stands in each, with the possibilities being all over the place:

Where do you hope Kentucky lands when bowl season rolls around?

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

Follow me on Twitter: @JackPilgrimKSR

9 Comments for Stadium projects Kentucky vs. Northwestern in the Outback Bowl

  1. bigblue98
    7:05 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    Brett McMurphy is an idiot. Even during Covid there is still a pecking order for the bowls. He must be predicting that we’re going to win the next four, including upsets over Bama and Florida to get there. It makes you wonder if some of these morons even look at what team records are before they predict.

  2. Thedem
    7:07 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    Gator vs UNC

  3. jpgfile
    7:08 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    Bowl? What bowl? We’re going to be 3-7 — 4-8 if we can surprise South Carolina.

  4. jpgfile
    7:16 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    And yes, I’m aware of the “no wins” requirement. It’ll be a farce to bowl at 3-7.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:59 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

      I can’t disagree, but this is already a weird year/season, so why not an even weirder bowl season?

  5. BigBluSoTru
    7:35 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    Mitch has already accepted the invite to the bowl . Tne Outback Pres is a UK man he was the reason we got into that bowl years ago when we should not have been the choice.

  6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    8:58 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    CAMELLIA BOWL FTW!!! I live in Montgomery and they give away free tickets all the time! Haha.

  7. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    10:26 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    Rose Bowl against Appalachia State.

  8. UKgrad80
    10:45 pm November 3, 2020 Permalink

    Northwestern would kick our butt. They murdered Maryland who beat Minnesota and beat Iowa.