The Kentucky Wildcats Twitter account joked about the Florida Gators after their win on Saturday.
As it turned out, there wasn’t just one massive disruption in week 5 of the college football season. Shortly after the No. 3 Oregon Ducks lost to the Stanford Cardinal in extra time, the No. 10 Florida Gators earned their second loss of the season against the undefeated and unranked Kentucky Wildcats, 20-13.
Considering this was the first time Kentucky defeated Florida at home for the first time since 1986, the Wildcats were understandably excited. That was made clear by the team’s official Twitter account, which broadcast a meme of a Florida man trying to catch an alligator with a garbage can that went viral earlier this week. But instead of the man, the social media team placed their mascot’s head on the body.
Kentucky beats Florida at home for the first time in 35 years
Give the social media team all the likes and retweets, they deserve it for this clever meme.
Kentucky even trailed Florida 10-7 at halftime, but that changed in the third quarter. Florida called to go for a 48-yard field goal attempt for kicker Jace Christmann. However, his attempt was blocked by John Paschal, which led to Trevin Wallace recovering the ball and returning it for a 76-yard touchdown to give Kentucky a 13-10 lead.
The Wildcats later extended that lead on a nine-yard touchdown led by Chris Rodriguez Jr., taking the win. Rodriguez led Kentucky’s offense by rushing for 99 yards on 19 carries.
Kentucky will rejoice in the win as two tough matchups are coming up. First, they face the LSU Tigers next Saturday before taking on the Georgia Bulldogs and their dominant defense on October 16.
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