Kentucky played in its second straight bowl game and 5th Music City Bowl against #21 Northwestern in Nashville.
UK got the ball first and quickly scored. Stephen Johnson connected with Tavin Richardson for a 26 yard gain and then again for a 37 yard pick-up down to the 3 yard line. Two players later, Benny Snell, Jr. ran it in for the score. 7-0 Wildcats from Lexington.
UK kept Northwestern in check until their 3rd possession of the game. The Wildcats got a 28 yard gain from running back Jeremy Larkin to get into UK territory. Northwestern would also convert on a 4th and 1 to keep the drive going. However, UK shut it down from there as Northwestern settles for a 33 yard field goal from Charlie Kubander. 7-3 Kentucky
The first quarter ended with Derrick Baity picking up a personal foul while making a late tackle. Justin Jackson followed that up with a 9 yard gain. UK would leading after the first 7-3.