ORLANDO, Fla. (WYMT) - T-minus four days until the Kentucky Wildcats take the field against Penn State in the VRBO Citrus Bowl.
The Wildcats finished up practice number two in Orlando Friday afternoon.
Even though the team is busy prepping for the Bowl game, they aren't forgetting what this season represents. Not only has this season been one of the best in program history, but it has also been one that the Kentucky community has faced plenty of hardships.
The team says they are still representing those people and trying to have fun one last time for the 2018 season.
"We invited two families - the Shemwell family and then the family from Eastern Kentucky came up, and you know amazing experience seeing all these people down here enjoying their time here, cause you know we're in Orlando, Florida," said senior tight end C.J. Conrad following practice Friday afternoon. "It's pretty nice. We've had a really good time like I said - lot of smiles, lot of good times just enjoying this week together as a team. But you know when we get out here, it's time to lock in and get ready for a big game."
Kentucky's team features both the new faces and the old faces in this year's bowl game. The Wildcats have relied on younger players like Terry Wilson and senior leadership to get to this point. When asked about the week, Wilson had nothing but great things to say.
"It's just been a wonderful, wonderful two days already, and just being around everybody and being around with the team and coaches, it's just a sight to see," said Wilson.
Junior Linebacker Kash Daniel says this team is different than last year's 7-6 team who lost in the Music City Bowl.
Just a new team basically with a new mindset, new standards that are set. So we expect a lot out of ourselves during these practices when we get out on the field," said Daniel.
The Cats have a chance to get 10 wins for the third time in school history, also 1950 and 1977.
Kickoff is set for New Year's Day at 1 p.m. on ABC.