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Wildcat Quickies: Governor’s Cup Edition

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Kentucky takes home the Governor’s Cup. Ohio State beats Michigan. LSU hires Ed O. More.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Louisville Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky’s win over Louisville feels just as good today as it did yesterday! And it’ll keep feeling good for 365 days! The Cats pulled off an incredible upset of the Louisville Cardinals, thanks to Stephen Johnson’s gun slinging, the defense’s ability to force turnovers, and Austin MacGinnis, who’s got ice in his veins.

The win gives the Cats the Governor’s Cup and bragging rights for an entire year, and it also improves their record to 7-5, which will help their bowl standing.

Now we wait to find out which bowl the Cats will take part in.

Tweet of the day

A lot of shade being thrown by Coach Thomas.

Your quickies

UK football flips script, finishes upset on Louisville - SEC Country
All too often we’ve seen the Cats have a game like this in which they fall apart in the end. This was not one of those games. by Petrino said after Kentucky’s win -

Instant analysis from Kentucky’s win over Louisville - Herald-Leader
Who won the game for Kentucky, how they did it and a look ahead for the Cats in their potential bowl matchups.

Lamar Thomas was emotional after the game - Courier-Journal
Lamar Thomas was quite relieved following Kentucky’s win over his former staff at Louisville, even going so far as to shed a tear.

Mark Stoops Q&A - Herald-Leader
Stoops praised the play of Stephen Johnson, said he had confidence in Austin MacGinnis, and said this win was certainly big.

What Bobby Petrino said after Kentucky’s win - SEC Country
Petrino stopped his press conference after four minutes, upset with the media (and probably some other things).

Kentucky fans welcome the Cats back to Lexington - Herald-Leader
Big Blue Nation showed up following the game to greet the Cats outside Commonwealth Stadium, and welcome the Governor’s Cup back to Lexington.

Isaiah Briscoe’s injury is a pain in the butt - SEC Country
Briscoe’s injury is literally a pain in the butt; a muscle contusion of the gluteus maximus.

Ohio State makes strong case for playoff - USA Today
OSU’s overtime win over Michigan puts them in great position to now make the playoff, despite their loss to Penn State earlier in the year.

Westbrook puts up another triple-double, makes history - Fox Sports
Russell Westbrook is just 0.2 rebounds per game away from averaging a triple-double this year.

LSU hires Ed Orgeron as head coach - ESPN
The Tigers are removing Orgeron’s interim title and making him the permanent head coach after he took the team to a 5-2 record following the firing of Les Miles.

Texas officially fires Charlie Strong - New York Times
The Longhorns will pay a hefty price in Strong’s buyout, but they’re replacing him with Houston head coach Tom Herman.

Heisman voters still like Lamar Jackson despite his struggles - WDRB
Jackson had 4 turnovers in Louisville’s loss to Kentucky, but his dominance early in the year still has him favored to win the Heisman.

Darian Stewart gets four year extension from Broncos - ESPN
Denver Broncos safety Darian Stewart is getting a four-year, $28 million deal, according to Adam Schefter.

Cyber Monday becomes next big target for shoppers - USA Today
With Black Friday over, Cyber Monday is your next opportunity at huge deals.