UK FOOTBALL | Wildcats to Play in Music City Bowl

12/03/2017 07:29 PM

The Kentucky football team accepted a bid to play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Sunday.

The Wildcats (7-5) will face Northwestern (9-3) in Jacksonville on Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

It will be the Cats’ second-straight year in a bowl game, after playing in last year’s TaxSlayer Bowl.

“We’re very excited to have earned another bowl bid and honored to receive an invitation from the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl,” said UK head coach Mark Stoops in a press release. “Kentucky has a long history with this game and fans love going to Nashville. Taking on Northwestern will be a great challenge and we look forward to an exciting game.”

It will be Kentucky’s fifth-appearance in the Music City Bowl, which is the most of any team in the history of the bowl.

Here’s some of what athletics director Mitch Barnhart said about the team’s bowl selection:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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