The Tigers (8-5) missed out on the Atlantic Coast Conference championship with a 39-34 loss to No. 10 Georgia Tech on Saturday. They will get a rematch of the 2006 Music City Bowl won by Kentucky 28-20.
This will be the third trip to this bowl in four seasons for Kentucky (7-5), and coach Rich Brooks already is selling his Wildcats on embracing the challenge to keep their postseason winning streak alive at four.
The Music City Bowl will be played Dec. 27 at Nashville's LP Field, home to the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
The game will be televised by ESPN at 8 p.m.