Mark Stoops is loving every little bit of Kentucky’s Citrus Bowl win.
The Wildcats posted a 27-24 victory over Penn State in Orlando on Tuesday, finishing the year with a 10-3 record. It was the first time Kentucky reached 10 wins in a season since 1977. It was a great ending to an incredible campaign.
But Stoops wasn’t satisfied with just getting the victory on the field at Camping World Stadium on New Year’s Day. He had to take a jab at Penn State before it was all said and done.
“Don’t ever question who the real blue and white is,” Stoops said after the game.
Mark Stoops said don’t ever question who the real blue and white is.
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Kentucky led wire-to-wire on Tuesday, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter. The Wildcats then took a sizeable 20-point lead in the third quarter, ahead 27-7 entering the final 15 minutes.
Despite a furious comeback from the Nittany Lions, the Wildcats held on for the three-point victory. Benny Snell Jr. finished the day with 144 yards and two touchdowns on 26 caries, leading the way for the Wildcats.
Penn State ended the year 9-4.
Kentucky enjoyed one of the best seasons in program history this year and capped it off with a huge win. Stoops doesn’t want anyone to forget it, either.