The University of Kentucky’s football team is now bowl-eligible at 6-1 after defeating Vanderbilt 14-7 Saturday.

Kentucky bowl-eligible after latest win

The Cats face another struggling SEC opponent this week against Missouri (4-3, 0-3 in conference play) and can become a top-10 football team, an astounding accomplishment in the unforgiving SEC. For now, coach Mark Stoops wants to commemorate the team’s accomplishments.

Hold your head high, you’re a 6-1 football team,” he said. “On your way moving up into the top 10, we have another great opportunity this week.” 

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Running back Benny Snell is eager to edge into the top 10 after a 169-yard game and go-ahead touchdown against Vanderbilt. “Our time is starting to come,” he said. “But we have to have that mentality. We’re still hungry.”

The last time Kentucky was a top-10 team (they were ranked No. 8) was on Oct. 14, 2007.

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