ORLANDO, Fla. (WKYT) -- In four days, Kentucky will tangle with the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Citrus Bowl.
For Penn State, playing in a New Year's day bowl game is the norm. On the other hand for Kentucky, it's only the third time since 1952 Kentucky has played either on January 1 or January 2.
The Wildcats were practicing Friday at West Florence High School. The Cats were loose and having fun and they were getting down to business once practice began. For CJ Conrad, it is his final game as a Wildcat and for Terry Wilson his first time in a bowl game as a Wildcat.
"It's a weird feeling knowing that I'm not coming back to Lexington with the guys after this," said Conrad. "So it's a weird feeling having a really good time this bowl, although when we are on the practice field it is very serious. We are having a lot of fun and we are getting a lot of free time to do things in Orlando. So far, it has been an amazing experience."
"You know it has been a wonderful wonderful two days already," said sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson. "Just being around everybody and being around the team, coaches, and just having fun. It is a sight to see because we have worked so hard. It has been wonderful here and we're just going to enjoy every day."
The Citrus Bowl is set for January 1 at 1:00.