Nearly a touchdown underdog entering The Swamp on Saturday night, No. 20 Kentucky shut out No. 12 Florida in the second half to pull off a 26-16 win and continue a wild day of upsets across college football. While neither of the game’s star quarterbacks were notably efficient, Gators phenom Anthony Richardson was notably poor as the Wildcats defense rattled him all night to win consecutive games over their SEC East rivals for the first time since 1976-77.
The win over Florida also makes Mark Stoops the winningest coach in Kentucky history with 61 victories, one more than the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant. The ‘Cats have now won three of their last five meetings against the Gators after losing the prior 31 games in the rivalry.
🚨 DOWN GOES NO. 12 🚨
The No. 20 Wildcats (+5.5) beat the No. 12 Gators and have now won back-to-back meetings for the first time since 1976! 😯 pic.twitter.com/8b5fAx0yD0
— theScore Bet (@theScoreBet) September 11, 2022
THE UPSETS CONTINUE 🚨
No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats defeat No. 12 Florida Gators.
The Wildcats have won back-to-back meetings with the Gators for the first time since 1976 🤯 pic.twitter.com/Kh1lDpjMbx
— 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 (@sportingnews) September 11, 2022