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Wildcats win 10th game over Nittany Lions in Citrus Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats defeated No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions on New Year’s Day. The Wildcats won 27-24 over the Nittany Lions in the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

The Wildcats ended their season with a 10-3 record. They won their final three games.

Kentucky improved to 9-9 in Bowl games all-time. They snapped their four-game Bowl losing streak.

Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. runs with the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores
Benny Snell Jr. runs with the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores (Getty Images)

This is their first 10-win season in 41-years. The last-time the Wildcats won 10-wins was during the 1977 season.

The Nittany Lions ended their season end with a 9-4 mark. Their three-game win streak was snapped with this loss.

Penn State fell to 29-18-2 all-time in Bowl games. They had their one-game Bowl win streak snapped.

Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson went 9 of 15 for 121 yards.

Benny Snell Jr. had 26 carries for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson had 10 carries for 29 yards.

Lynn Bowden Jr. had five receptions for 84 yards. C.J. Conrad had a 21-yard reception.

Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley went 17 of 33 for 246 yards. He also had two touchdowns and one interception.

McSorley had 19 carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. Miles Sanders had 13 carries for 51 yards.

DeAndre Thompkins had four receptions for 74 yards. KJ Hamler had a 41-yard reception. Pat Freiermuth had two receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown. Nick Bowers had three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Kentucky had 17 points in the second half. Snell Jr. scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. Snell Jr. also scored on a 12-yard rushing touchdown.

Miles Butler also made a 28-yard field goal.

Penn State had 17 points in the second half. McSorley scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. McSorley hit Freiermuth for an 18-yard touchdown reception.

Jake Pinegar made a 32-yard field goal.

The Wildcats led 10-7 at halftime. Bowden Jr. scored on a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown. Butler scored on a 28-yard field goal.

Nittany Lions’ McSorley hit Bowers for a one-yard touchdown reception.


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