Despite a late rally by Penn State in the Citrus Bowl on Tuesday, the Kentucky Wildcats were able to hold on for a big victory.
That gave the Wildcats 10 wins on the season for the first time since the 1970s, and also sent junior RB Benny Snell Jr. and the talented Kentucky senior class on a positive note.
On Wednesday, Snell couldn’t resist getting in one last shot at the Big Ten, tweeting that the SEC was better than the conference that sent Penn State to the Citrus Bowl:
The SEC had Alabama in the College Football Playoff and three other teams in New Year’s 6 bowl games. By contrast, the Big Ten only had two teams in New Year’s 6 games and none in the Playoff. Therefore, the Citrus Bowl matchup should have been more favorable for the Big Ten, but Kentucky made sure that wasn’t the case.
Snell went out as Kentucky’s all-time leading rusher, and he did it in only three years. He’ll be missed, but Kentucky fans will be watching him on Sundays next year.