WATCH: Kentucky's attempt to show excitement for Florida sellout ends in massive fail
For many schools across the SEC, a sell out crowd is almost an after thought, and eyebrows only raise when tickets are suddenly available. Not at Kentucky.
The Wildcats this week announced that Saturday’s game against Florida would be a sell out as Kentucky looks to snap its 30-game losing streak against the Gators. It’s the first sell out for Kentucky since the Auburn game Oct. 15, 2015, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
But to celebrate the sell out, the Wildcats produced a video to thank fans for the support, though, several of the players looked anything but thrilled about the news.
It certainly lacked the production quality of most other hype videos that have become popular in recent years across the SEC.
Quarterback Stephen Johnson even had his hands in his pockets and appeared to shrug his shoulders as he thanked fans for the support.
“Can’t wait to see you guys come out and support us,” he said. “It’ll be a really good game.”
To his credit, running back Benny Snell actually seemed excited as he shared a wide smile, and said, “Hopefully we’re going to put on a show for y’all.”
Kroger Field, formerly called Commonwealth Stadium, had its capacity reduced following renovations, and the last large crowd in the stadium was in November against Georgia, which drew 62,507 in a 27-24 loss to the Bulldogs. But that wasn’t considered a sellout.
For the 3-0 Wildcats, its the latest chance for them to measure themselves against a traditional power in the SEC East, as Florida enters with a 1-1 record after the Gators narrowly escaped last week against Tennessee.
The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time and be aired on the SEC Network.
— Kentucky Athletics (@UKAthletics) September 20, 2017