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SEC Announces Punishment For Kentucky Fans Storming The Field

Kentucky cheerleaders run on the field with flags.

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 7: The Kentucky Wildcats take the field prior to the game against the Georgia Bulldogs game on November 7, 2015 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. Georgia won the game 27-3. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Kentucky football is in the middle of an impressive start to the season. The Wildcats knocked off a ranked team last weekend and now find themselves back in the AP Poll for the first time since 2007.

Unfortunately, the 28-7 win over Mississippi State on Saturday did come with a slight price. Well, a six-figure price to be exact.

The SEC has fined Kentucky $100,000 for a group of fans storming the field after upsetting the Bulldogs. The conference's policy prohibits field or court-storming.

One incident of field rushing costs a school $50,000. It is the Wildcats' second violation of the SEC policy--the first came in 2014--hence the $100,000 fine for second offenders.

Kentucky will likely be willing to trade this punishment for the opportunity to score a big win for the program. It is worth it.

However, you can bet the security efforts at home games will be even more stringent going forward. A third occurrence of fans on the field will result in a $250,000 fine, which Auburn received after beating Alabama last season.

Looking ahead, Kentucky's next chance for a major home win could be on Nov. 3, when the Wildcats host Georgia.

They will be back at home this week for a home game against South Carolina.