Kentucky football used to never beat Florida. In fact, it went 32 years in between wins from 1986-2018. But, lately, it has been all Wildcats. They’ve won 4 of the last 5 games in the series.
Mark Stoops has it rolling in Lexington. It showed this weekend against Florida when Kentucky came back from a nine-point deficit to win handily in the Swamp, 26-16. It has Kentucky up to #9 in the AP poll. Top ten rankings are usually reserved for the hoops team, so this is pretty cool. Naturally, they had to have a great dinner to celebrate.
To the victor goes the spoils for Kentucky
Anytime you have a win like that, you need a dinner fit for a king. Enter this main course.
The Kentucky football team dined on bacon-wrapped Gator to celebrate the win over Florida. (W.Lev | IG) pic.twitter.com/WJawwIMXW0
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) September 12, 2022
Ah yes, the southern delicacy alligator. It actually tastes pretty good, and that one appears to be wrapped in bacon. Everyone knows gator is pretty lean!
Of course, Kentucky fans and the college football world had a field day with this.
As I said above, I think alligator is pretty tasty. This guy definitely disagrees.
Funny, but more gross.
— Mike Streicher (@MikeStreicher12) September 12, 2022
At least that guy knew that people actually eat gator. This person had no clue.
This is a thing?
— Hubba Bubba (@ParlayPlays2) September 12, 2022
Even Pat McAfee, recently hired as a panelist on College Gameday, loved this story.
This is the coverage I’m here for Pete
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 13, 2022
I hope that Kentucky makes this a tradition when they can. You just can’t do it against Vanderbilt.