Can the Cats Finally Overcome Five Straight Losses to the Cards?
The 29th Governor's Cup game between no. 11 Louisville and Kentucky has the makings of one interesting match-up. Louisville's playoff hopes have all but diminished after their overwhelming loss to Houston last week. Kentucky became bowl eligible for the first time since 2010 after their sixth victory of the season over Austin Peay. Can the Cats spoil the party at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday?
This is third year in a row the normally early season contest has been played instead in late November. Louisville quarterback and Heisman candidate Lamar Jackson dominated in last year's win and don't think he won't be fired up after the Houston loss. Even though the Cardinals playoff spot is gone, they will still get a substantial postseason game, most likely the Orange Bowl. Kentucky on the other hand, has had one of their typical up and down seasons and they can possibly ride the momentum to get a significant victory. A victory that could land them a more competitive bowl game. Right now, sport writers are predicting the Cats could play in either the Birmingham Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Independence Bowl, or a game they know well, the Music City Bowl.
The last time UK beat a ranked opponent on the road? Yep, it was Louisville in 2002.
Live coverage from Louisville begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning on WOMI 99.1 FM and 1490 AM with kickoff set for 11:00 a.m. Who will break the series tie (14-14), Kentucky or Louisville?