With its best regular season since 1977 in the rearview mirror, Kentucky is now set to take on Penn State in its first-ever VRBO Citrus Bowl appearance.
The game will mark the Wildcats third straight bowl game under head coach Mark Stoops and the program’s first New Year’s Day bowl in 20 years, where UK also played Penn State in the 1998 Outback Bowl, a 26-14 Nittany Lions win.
Like the Wildcats, Penn State finished the 2018 season 9-3, going 6-3 in the Big Ten and ending the year at No. 12 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, two spots ahead of No. 14 Kentucky.
Like Kentucky, James Franklin‘s club sports a dangerous quarterback-running back tandem of Trace McSorley and Miles Sanders, who led the nation with a combined 2,134 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. Wide receiver KJ Hamler leads the Nittany Lions with 41 receptions for 713 yards and five touchdowns.
CatsPause.com takes a through look at Penn State’s 2018 game by game results.