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Kentucky at Louisville: Open Game Thread


This is the official A Sea of Blue Open Game thread for the Kentucky vs. Louisville game today at 3:30 PM. For more on the game, visit the UK Athletics site and click on the various links for notes, Gametracker, etc. I am opening the thread a bit early in order to allow people to have some pre-game "tailgate talk." Comments will automatically update, so there is no longer a need to refresh the screen.

Today's game is huge on many levels, and even though it looms more important for Steve Kragthorpe than any other single person, Rich Brooks has a lot invested as well, especially after having declared the defense the best of his tenure.

Keys to the game

Kentucky wins if:

  1. The D-line consistently gets to Cantwell;
  2. The defensive backfield dominates the Louisville receivers;
  3. The Kentucky backs perform at a high level
  4. Mike Hartline is cool, calm, and collected;
  5. Kentucky wins the turnover battle.

Louisville wins if:

  1. They protect Cantwell;
  2. The Louisville receivers catch the ball;
  3. The Louisville defense is able to shut down the Kentucky running game;
  4. They perform well on special teams;
  5. They turn Kentucky over three or more times.

That's the way I see it. Gametime shortly, post your comments below.

Go Cats!

Go Cats!