In their last game in UK uniforms, Kentucky stars Benny Snell and Josh Allen did what was expected of them: come up big.
Snell had 144 rushing yards on 26 carries for two touchdowns, breaking Sonny Collin's all-time rushing record. The junior running back finished the season recording 19 game with at least 100 rushing yards.
Senior Josh Allen, a consensus top pick in the NFL Draft, led a strong defensive core that disrupted the Nittany Lions' offensive line with sacks and a blocked field goal attempt.
Penn State did not have a third-down conversion in the first-half, never feeling comfortable with quarterback Trace McSorley on and off the field with injuries.
Despite things seemingly turning blue in the third quarter, McSorley did not let up. The senior broke his tie with Drew Brees for the second most touchdowns responsible for in Big Ten history.
McSorley brought the Nittany Lions within three points with four minutes left in the game, but Penn State's defense could not contain Snell, forcing Penn State to waste timeouts and get the ball back with only one second on the clock. Kentucky had no trouble stopping the lateral attempts, and UK finished the season with a win, 27-24.
The Wildcats ended their season with 10 wins, the team's best season since 1977. The victory is UK's first bowl victory since 2009, and every player on the team's first bowl win.