LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky football is headed to its fifth straight bowl game.
The Wildcats have accepted the bid and will face NC State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on Jan. 2 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Coach Mark Stoops is making history as he is the first to lead UK to five consecutive bowl games.
"We are very excited to accept a bid to the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl," head coach Mark Stoops said. "I want to thank the Gator Bowl for the invitation, and I want to thank our administration, Dr. Eli Capilouto and Mitch Barnhart, for their unwavering support this season. It's been a very trying year for all of us and our team is ready to move forward with a fifth straight bowl game. We look forward to playing a great team in NC State. I've known Coach (Dave) Doeren a long time and I have great respect for him and his program."
The Cats are 10-9 in bowl games and is 1-1 against NC State. The last time the teams met each other was in 1970.
This season, Kentucky has a 4-6 record.
For fans wanting to attend the match, click here for more information. Officials said due to COVID-19 restrictions and stadium capacity restrictions, ticket availability will be limited, and safety protocols will be in place at TIAA Bank Field.
The game will air on ESPN.