LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY/WKYT) – The Kentucky Wildcats will play the Iowa Hawkeyes in the VRBO Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Kentucky last played in the Citrus Bowl in 2019, defeating Penn State, 27-24.

The Wildcats will head to Orlando with a 9-3 record. Iowa is 10-3, following a loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Championship.

The VRBO Citrus Bowl is January 1, 2022 at 1pm in Orlando, Florida.

The contest will be the first-ever meeting between the Wildcats and Hawkeyes and will also mark 75 years since the inaugural edition of the game, played on Jan. 1, 1947 on the same site.