Kentucky took down Penn State in the Citrus Bowl 27-24 in order to clinch their first bowl game victory since the 2008 Liberty Bowl. The Wildcats utilized Benny Snell in order to run circles on the Penn State defense, as the powerful back was sensational in the victory.
The junior running back scored two touchdowns while rushing for 144 yards on 26 carries. Snell rushed for more yards than quarterback Terry Wilson threw for in the game.
The kid's big game made him the University of Kentucky's all-time leading rusher, as prior to the game, he was just 107 yards shy of Sonny Collins' school record.
Lynn Bowden Jr. returned a punt 58 yards to the house in the first half, and he was the only other Kentucky player to find the end zone in the game. Kicker Miles Butler nailed two field goals for the team, both from 28 yards out.
Josh Allen was a nuisance for the Nittany Lions; they were unable to contain him at the line. He blocked a field goal and came away with a pair of sacks in the game, as Trace McSorley was constantly on the lookout for him, while nursing a foot issue of his own.
Josh Allen with two sacks and blocked a field goal in the first half against Penn State. I’m not sure he isn’t the best Kentucky football player in history. I’m not sure he isn’t the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) January 1, 2019
McSorley threw two touchdown passes and one interception in the loss while also running for 75 yards and a touchdown. Despite the late push by Penn State's offense, they couldn't come back and beat Kentucky.
Hardly anything to be ashamed of for McSorley in his collegiate finale, though. Kentucky just deserved the win this year.