Kentucky Wildcats

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Kentucky Wildcats
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First season 2014
Head coach SBowman
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Home stadium Kroger Field, FKA Commonwealth Stadium
Year built 1973
Stadium capacity 61,000
Stadium surface Synthetic Turf
Location Lexington, KY
League NCAA
Conference SEC
Division East
All-time record 42–58–0 (.420)
Postseason bowl record 0–4–0 (.000)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Consensus All-Americans 1
Current uniform
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Colors

Blue and White

          
Fight song On, on, U of K, Kentucky Fight
Mascot Blue
Rivals Louisville
Tennessee
Indiana
Vanderbilt
Mississippi State

The University of Kentucky Wildcats, coached by SBowman, are a collegiate football team playing in SEC. The Wildcats play at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky, and are a member of the East division.


History

cmcgill era (2014 - 2017)

The 2014 season was the first in which the Kentucky Wildcats played. Cmcgill coached the Kentucky Wildcats from 2014 through the 2017 season. He lead the Wildcats to 4 consecutive bowl berths, the only bowl berths in program history. After the 2017 season cmcgill left Kentucky for his alma mater, LSU. He compiled a 29-23 in his tenure.

rabidsnowman era (2018 - 2020)

Rabidsnowman was the man selected to replace cmcgill as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats after the 2017 season. He had a lackluster tenure at Kentucky, compiling a record of 8-28 in his three seasons. Following the 2020 season rabidsnowman was let go and went on to become the coach of the Texas State Bobcats.

HughFreeze$$ era (2021)

HughFreeze$$ became the 3rd head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats prior to the start of the 2021 season. He was hired even though he was relieved from his prior position under the cloud of an NCAA investigation and personal character issues. After the 2021 season HughFreeze$$ left Kentucky for his alma mater, Ole Miss Rebels. He compiled a 5-7 in his one seaon.

SBowman era (2022 - Present)

All-time record vs. SEC opponents

This is the Wildcats' football record against current Southeastern Conference opponents through the 2021 season.

School Total Games W L T Pct. PF PA First Year Last Year Streak
Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
Arkansas 2 1 1 0 .500 21 52 2017 2019 L1
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
Georgia 8 0 8 0 .000 139 199 2014 2021 L8
Florida 8 1 7 0 .125 141 211 2014 2021 L6
LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 TBD TBD TBD
Mississippi State 4 1 3 0 .250 68 89 2014 2021 L3
Missouri 8 1 7 0 .125 135 255 2014 2021 L5
Ole Miss 2 1 1 0 .500 42 45 2018 2020 W1
South Carolina 8 5 3 0 .625 197 179 2014 2021 L3
Tennessee 8 5 3 0 .625 184 200 2014 2021 L1
Texas A&M 2 1 1 0 .500 49 52 2016 2021 L1
Vanderbilt 8 4 4 0 .500 163 173 2014 2021 W1
13 Opponents 58 20 38 0 .345 1139 1455 8 Seasons

Season-by-Season Records

Coach(es) Year Conference Overall Record Conference Record Bowl Final CP Ranking
W L W L
Kentucky Wildcats
cmcgill 2014 SEC 7 6 4 3 Lost Gator Bowl vs. Iowa -
2015 7 6 4 3 Lost St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Miss. State -
2016 6 7 4 3 Lost Frozen Bowl vs. UConn -
2017 9 4 4 3 Lost Peony Bowl vs. Penn State -
rabidsnowman 2018 2 10 1 6 - -
2019 3 9 0 7 - -
2020 3 9 2 6 - -
HughFreeze$$ 2021 5 7 1 7 - -
SBowman 2022 0 0 0 0 - -
Total Games: 88 42 58 20 38

Bowl games

The Wildcats have appeared in 4 bowl games, posting a record of 0-4.

Season Bowl Opponent Result
2014 Gator Bowl Iowa L, 21-42
2015 St. Petersburg Bowl Mississippi State L, 21-38
2016 Frozen Bowl Connecticut L, 21-23
2017 Peony Bowl Penn State L, 13-17
Total 4 Bowl Games 0-4 -


Individual Award Winners

All-SEC

  • Austin Medina (1st Team WR - 2014)
  • Grover Walker (2nd Team DE - 2015)
  • Kenneth Farr (3rd Team RB - 2015)
  • John Spears (3rd Team OC - 2015)
  • Curtis Dukes (Freshman Team DT - 2015)
  • Teddy Walker (Freshman Team DB - 2015)
  • Antonio Little (Freshman Team DB - 2015)
  • Tyrone Crawley (1st Team DT - 2016)
  • Alex Rodgers (3rd Team QB - 2016)
  • Stephen Carpenter (3rd Team OLB - 2016)
  • Teddy Walker (3rd Team CB - 2016)
  • Teddy Walker (1st Team CB - 2017)
  • Asante Willis (1st Team OLB - 2017)
  • Brian Browning (2nd Team RB - 2017)
  • Raymundo Davis (2nd Team TE - 2017)
  • Ronan O'Brien (2nd Team SS - 2017)
  • John Hernandez (1st Team HB - 2018)
  • Robert Santiago (2nd Team WR - 2018)
  • George Sorenson (2nd Team DT - 2019)
  • Omar Prescott (2nd Team TE - 2020)
  • Tristan Hart (1st Team TE - 2021)
  • Russell Corbin (2nd Team DT - 2021)
  • Brandon Childress (2nd Team ILB - 2021)

All-American