ORLANDO, Fl. (FOX 56) – The Kentucky football program was searching for its fourth-straight bowl victory on New Year’s Day, and a game-winning drive by the Wildcats offense made it happen.

Kentucky scored a go-ahead touchdown with 1:48 left in the game, and the defense held on to deliver a 20-17 win in the Citrus Bowl on Saturday at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Quarterback Will Levis led the Cats on an eight-play, 80-yard game-winning drive that took just 1:43 of game time. Levis completed four passes to junior wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, including a 52-yard reception to get the Cats down to the one-yard line.

After a false start penalty, Chris Rodriguez Jr. ran in a six-yard rushing touchdown to take the lead. Iowa put together a strong drive to attempt a comeback until Kentucky linebacker Deandre Square sealed the deal with an interception just outside the red zone.

Mark Stoops now holds a 4-2 record in bowl games at Kentucky, winning the last four postseason appearances dating back to the 2019 Citrus Bowl with a win against Penn State.

Continuing coverage from the Cats’ win can be found in this article throughout the evening.