Kentucky entered Saturday’s game against Florida with the nation’s worst losing streak against a single team, having lost to the Gators 31 straight times.
That all changed with a brilliant performance by the Wildcats, who powered their way to a 27-16 win.
Running back Benny Snell Jr. and quarterback Terry Wilson dominated on the ground, thanks to a phenomenal effort by the offensive line. Receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. had a big game through the air, catching four passes for 79 yards, including the back-breaker — a 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter that gave Kentucky a 21-10 lead.
Kentucky’s defense did plenty to pitch into this win as well, including a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the game’s final moments.
In the end, the Wildcats won 27-16, stunning The Swamp and the Gators in a major way.
The streak…. is over pic.twitter.com/vwXNAn2kYc
— JMart and Ramon (@JMartandRamon) September 9, 2018
Twitter reacted to the huge upset win that broke the 31-game losing streak — the second major streak that was broken on Saturday in college football.
1986 — last time Kentucky beat Florida in football. 32 years of futility ended tonight. Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh was Big Ten MVP that season. Gas was 86 cents/gallon. Mets beat the Red Sox in World Series. Penn State beat Miami for national title.
— BiggerTen (@BiggerTen) September 9, 2018
For the first time in my life, Kentucky beat Florida in Gainesville….
— Shawn Reynolds (@ShawnReynolds_) September 9, 2018
Kentucky did it! They beat Florida after 31 straight losses. The streak is over. Congrats Wildcats. Party like it’s 1986.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 9, 2018
OH MY GOD KENTUCKY JUST BROKE THE STREAK BY THE GREATEST PLAY EVER
— Andrew Norwood (@Norwoodwx) September 9, 2018
Florida had beaten Kentucky 31 straight times. Then they hired Dan Mullen. pic.twitter.com/RJ67KmulNQ
— Brandon Walker (@BWalkerSEC) September 9, 2018
The last time Kentucky beat Florida: The number 1 song was In My Feelings by Drake, Crazy Rich Asians was the number 1 movie, gas was 2.89 and Donald Trump was president. #BBN
— Chris Bailey (@Kentuckyweather) September 9, 2018
This is literally the first time in my entire life I’ve ever seen Kentucky beat Florida….I’m at a serious loss for words
— Kyrie Trask (@KyrieAutry2) September 9, 2018