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Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops talks about how his team managed to dominate rival Louisville for the Governor's Cup. Dominique Yates, Louisville Courier Journal

LEXINGTON – Kentucky football's bowl selection Sunday was far from boring.

The Wildcats started the weekend knowing results in the conference title games might create a ripple effect that would alter their landing spot. But even after the underdogs fared better than expected in several of those games, the day started with national reports that Kentucky was poised for a trip to Jacksonville, Florida, for a Gator Bowl matchup with Indiana.