LEXINGTON - Music City Bowl officials confirmed tonight what has been suspected all week - Kentucky will play Clemson in the bowl Dec. 29th at 1 p.m. in Nashville.
"Our players, coaches and fans are thrilled to be going to the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl," said Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart. "Nashville is such a great city, and our fans have shown time and time again how much they enjoy visiting there.
"I'm so happy that all of the hard work and effort put forth by our football team is being rewarded appropriately. It is going to be a great matchup, and I'm sure the Big Blue Nation will descend upon Nashville in force to support the Wildcats."
This will be Kentucky's first bowl appearance since it played in the 1999 Music City Bowl when a then record crowd of 59,221 fans watched the game. The bowl will be televised on ESPN and is played at LP Field, home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans.