Sep 1, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals punter Ryan Johnson (8) and long snapper Colin Holba (84) run out to the field before the first quarter of play against the Ohio Bobcats at Papa John

Governor’s Cup Preview


Louisville travels to Lexington to play University of Kentucky for the battle of the Governor’s Cup on Saturday.

September 2, 2012; Louisville, KY USA; Louisville Cardinals cornerback Jordon Paschal (22) helps hold the Governor

September 2, 2012; Louisville, KY USA; Louisville Cardinals cornerback Jordon Paschal (22) helps hold the Governor

The rivalry first started in 1912 when the Wildcats defeated the Cards 41-0, then went on to win the first seven games in the series. In the past 25 years of the rivalry, only five times has either team been ranked. All five times it was the Cardinals being in the top 25. Kentucky leads the series 14-11 but Louisville has won the past two meetings.

The Wildcats come into the game with a 1-1 record, last week pounding Miami of Ohio 41-7. Kentucky had 675 total offensive yards and five touchdowns.

Louisville is 2-0 scoring more than 40 points in each of their two games. Teddy Bridgewater ranks fourth in the NCAA in total passing yards this season with 752. The Louisville defense has only given up 14 points in two games.

Louisville opened as a 7.5 point favorite against the Wildcats but is now a 14 point favorite with 24 hours till kick off.

The 26th meeting of the teams will be played in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium, Saturday at noon, and broadcasted nationally on ESPN.

Governor’s Cup tickets are still available from Razorgator.

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