Kentucky, Georgia Tech to meet in Taxslayer Bowl

Kentucky (7-5, Southeastern Conference) vs. Georgia Tech (8-4, Atlantic Coast Conference), Dec. 31, 11 a.m. EST

LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida

TOP PLAYERS

Kentucky: RB Stanley Williams, 1,135 yards rushing, seven touchdowns.

Georgia Tech: QB Justin Thomas, 1,454 yards passing and eight touchdowns, 562 yards rushing and five TDs.

NOTABLE

Kentucky: The Wildcats won seven of their last 10, punctuated by a 41-38 upset of rival Louisville, to remain in contention for the SEC East title until November and earn their first bowl berth since the 2010 season.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets also ended the regular season by beating their in-state rival, knocking off Georgia to close the year on a four-game winning streak and earn bowl eligibility for the 19th time in 20 years.

LAST TIME

Georgia Tech 23, Kentucky 13. (Sept. 17, 1960)

BOWL HISTORY

Kentucky: First appearance in the Taxslayer (formerly Gator) Bowl; 16th bowl appearance in school history.

Georgia Tech: Eighth appearance in the Taxslayer Bowl; 44th bowl appearance in school history.

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