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Kentucky's Projected Bowl Game, Per Experts

Mark Stoops looks angrily at the officials.

LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 22: Head coach Mark Stoops of the Kentucky Wildcats protests a call during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Commonwealth Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

The Kentucky Wildcats football team had one of their best seasons ever this year, finishing with a 9-3 record - their highest wins total since 1984.

It was a breakthrough season for head coach Mark Stoops, who got the team out to a 7-1 start before losing back-to-back games against Georgia and Tennessee.

Kentucky ultimately finished second in the SEC East and with plenty of compelling bowl game options available.

CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm has Kentucky playing on New Year's Day against Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.

Sports Illustrated's Eric Single, however, does not have the Wildcats playing a New Year's Day bowl. Instead, Single predicts that Kentucky will be playing against Boston College in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.

College Football News, however, thinks that the Wildcats will, in fact, play on January 1st against Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.

The Kentucky Wildcats have a long history with the Music City Bowl, making five appearances in the game since 1999. Their last New Year's Day bowl game was the 1998 Outback Bowl against Penn State.