The biggest game of the football season is set to kickoff in Lexington today, as the Louisville Cardinals come to Kroger Field to play the Kentucky Wildcats in The Battle for the Bluegrass.
Kentucky just defeated UT-Martin last weekend to become bowl eligible. With their postseason hopes secured, Kentucky doesn’t have to worry about having bowl eligibility at stake today. Instead, they can focus all of their energy on their hated rivals.
When asked about the rivalry game this week, Lynn Bowden was quick to shut down any talk about the Cardinals. After just hearing the L-word, Kentucky’s QB quickly cut Dawn Davenport off and said, “We don’t say that name around here.”
The Cardinals are solid, though, with a 7-4 record this season. With an average of 34.5 points per game, Kentucky’s defense will have to step up to to shut down Louisville’s offense. Louisville defense has their own work cut out for them as Kentucky’s rushing attack has been stellar this season, but especially after Bowden took over at QB.
Between Bowden, AJ Rose, Kavosiey Smoke, and Christopher Rodriguez, Kentucky has a solid group of rushers as the Wildcats average 252.4 rush yards a game.
With both teams bowl eligible, this game is strictly about in-state bragging rights. Do the Wildcats rush forward with a win to end the regular season, or do the Cardinals get it done on the road and keep Kentucky from winning a home game vs. their in-state rivals in this decade?
Who wins: Kentucky or Louisville?
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