4. The Penn State special teams
Kentucky didn’t need any help.
The offense isn’t all that explosive, it’s predictable, and it gets by on tight play from the amazing defense along with the special teams play.
Penn State was dead last in the Big Ten in block kicks allowed, giving up four. Kentucky’s Josh Allen came up with a blocked field goal.
The punting game wasn’t that great all year, the return game was just okay, and … Kentucky got a punt return for a score from Lynn Bowden.
Pinegar came up with a late field goal, but he missed one along with the blocked kick. Meanwhile, Kentucky’s Miles Butler nailed all three of his field goals.
Even with the strong day by the Wildcat special teams …