ORLANDO, Fla. (WYMT) - The 2018 Kentucky football team will go down as one of the best, if not the best team in program history.
The group of "underdog" Wildcats went against the odds time and time again over the course of the season, but just like their record says, they came out on top more times than not.
Ten times to be exact, as Mark Stoops and his ball club finished with a 10-3 overall record.
Kentucky’s 10-3 record is the team’s best season in 41 years since the 1977 team went 10-1.
"It feels good. It feels good to send the seniors off on a good note," said sophomore receiver Lynn Bowden, Jr. following Kentucky's 27-24 win the VRBO Citrus Bowl. "That’s a tough group right there. We’re all a tough group. It just feels good.”
This was the final collegiate game for a 16-man senior class. The Citrus Bowl victory marked the seniors’ 29th win over the last four seasons, the second-most of any senior class since freshmen became eligible in 1972. Only the 2009 class, which won 30 games, has more.
It’s also the final collegiate game for junior running back Benny Snell, who has announced his intention to enter the 2019 National Football League draft.
"We’re legends. I feel like we’re all legends in our own way, and we’re all special," Snell said following the game.
As Babe Ruth once said, "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die."
I'm sure it's safe to say, "Thanks for the memories" on behalf of the Big Blue Nation.