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1950 Sugar Bowl
|The Wildcats' Finest Hour|
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Led by quarterback Babe Parilli, Bear Bryant's boys had been on a roll in 1950, outscoring their opponents by better than 6 to 1 and losing only to Tennessee in a heartbreaking 7-0 regular season finale. But what did they face in the Sugar Bowl? Only an Oklahoma eleven that was riding a 31-game winning streak, and hadn't lost since the first game of 1948.
Nobody gave the Wildcats much of a chance, but when the dust had settled, the Sooners' streak was no more, and the boys from the Bluegrass were on their way to what for many of them was the biggest celebration of their young lives. It was the highest point in Kentucky's gridiron history.