Bowl showings: Kentucky jumps into Sugar Bowl bid

The No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats continue to improve after coming off a 3-0 start this season.

After their 31-0 thrashing of Youngstown State, the Cats are seeing some respect in the latest bowl showings entering Week Four. Here’s where the media predict Kentucky will land after one quarter of the 2022 season:


At the top of the list, Brett McMurphy of the Action Network and ESPN Kyle Bonagura is currently asking the Cats to meet in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl.

McMurphy has the UK against Oklahoma State, while Bonagura likes the Oklahoma Sooners to throw themselves into the Big Easy.

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How about another trip to Orlando? That’s the current projection for Kentucky, according to Sports Illustrated. The opponent of the Big Ten? Not Will Levis’ former home at Penn State, but the Michigan State Spartans.

ReliaQuest Bowl

Remaining in the Sunshine State, Mark Schlabach at ESPN and CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm have the Wildcats participate in the ReliaQuest Bowl (formerly the Outback Bowl).

The match would be against an ACC opponent. Schlabach has the NC State Wolfpack in the game, while Palm sees the Miami Hurricanes in the playoff tilt.

Wildcats Today will have updates throughout the season as bowl game projections change.

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Rachel J. Bradford