The VRBO Citrus Bowl is almost here.In what will be the sixth straight bowl game for Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats Football team, the Cats will face-off in a prime-time slot against the Iowa Hawkeyes on New Year’s Day.
This season was another step in the right direction for the Kentucky program.
Despite a three-game skid in the heart of the schedule, this team showed the hard-nosed mentality of their head coach and has stepped onto the door step of being a contender for the SEC East crown.
Kentucky will be led into Camping World Stadium on Saturday by Will Levis. Quickly becoming a fan favorite across all of Big Blue Nation, the junior quarterback officially won over the fanbase with his announcement of his return for next season. Add in the way he dominated the Louisville defense to end the season, and there might not be a more confident player on the field Saturday.
Alongside Levis, Kentucky will also have two of the best playmakers offensively in the matchup in Wan’Dale Robinson and Chris Rodriguez. The junior wide receiver-running back duo accounted for 15 touchdowns and over 2,400 yards combined this season. In what could be the final game for both players in a Kentucky uniform, expect both to come out with their feet on the gas from the start.
The Cats will also be without starting wide-outs Josh Ali and Isaiah Epps, after both suffered injuries in a car accident. Ali will pursue his professional career, while Epps put his name into the transfer portal earlier this week.