Game Day: Louisville vs. Kentucky

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS VS. KENTUCKY WILDCATS

Game Time: 3:30

Location: Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium: Louisville, KY

Television: ABC

Favorite: Kentucky by3

All-Time Series: Kentucky leads 13-9

Modern Series: Louisville leads 9-7

Complete Series History

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
1912-10-28  Lexington  Kentucky 41 Louisville 0 UK 1-0
1913-11-22 Louisville Kentucky 20 Louisville 0 UK 2-0
1914-11-14 Lexington Kentucky 42 Louisville 0 UK 3-0
1915-11-06 Louisville Kentucky 15 Louisville 0 UK 4-0
1922-10-14 Lexington Kentucky 63 Louisville 0 UK 5-0
1924-10-04 Lexington Kentucky 29 Louisville 0 UK 6-0
1994-09-03 Lexington Kentucky 20 Louisville 14 UK 7-0
1995-09-02 Lexington Louisville    13 Kentucky 10 UK 7-1
1996-08-31 Lexington Louisville 38 Kentucky     14 UK 7-2
1997-08-30 Lexington Kentucky 38 Louisville 24 UK 8-2
1998-09-05 Louisville Kentucky 68 Louisville 34 UK 9-2
1999-09-04 Lexington Louisville 56 Kentucky 28 UK 9-3
2000-09-02† Louisville Louisville 40 Kentucky 34 UK 9-4
2001-09-01 Lexington Louisville 36 Kentucky 10 UK 9-5
2002-09-01 Louisville Kentucky 22 Louisville (17) 17   UK 10-5  
2003-08-31 Lexington Louisville 40 Kentucky 24 UK 10-6
2004-09-04 Louisville Louisville 28 Kentucky 0 UK 10-7
2005-09-04 Lexington Louisville (12) 31 Kentucky 24 UK 10-8
2006-09-03 Louisville Louisville (13) 59 Kentucky 28 UK 10-9
 2007-09-15  Lexington Kentucky 40 Louisville (9) 34 UK 11-9
2008-08-31 Louisville Kentucky 27 Louisville 2 UK 12-9
 2009-09-19  Lexington Kentucky 31 Louisville 27 UK 13-9

Excitement Level: 9.8.

Holy shit.

Game Attire: Freshly-purchased red Louisville football shirt

I thought about having a "to Teague or not to Teague post," but ultimately the decision to go with something completely fresh to usher in this new era was a no-brainer. All hail Freshly-purchased red Louisville football shirt

Pregame Meal: Assorted tailgating foods prepared by beautiful women...and one dude.

Bold Prediction: Kentucky fakes a field goal or a punt and doesn't pick up the first down

Titus Teague Playing Alert Level: Magenta (low)

Predicted Star of the Game: Victor Anderson

It's impossible to fathom how badly I want this to be Powell or Beaumont, but I think the offense will utilize Vic in a variety of ways which will make him the most valuable Cardinal on the field.

NOTABLE

--The leading rusher on the victorious team has outrushed the entire losing squad in all but one of the last ten Battles for the Governor's Cup. Last year was the lone exception, when Vic Anderson was the game's leading rusher but Louisville fell, 31-27.

--The team with the higher rushing total has won the last 11 games.

--At three games, Kentucky is riding its longest winning streak since the renewal of the series in 1994. U of L owned a three-game winning streak from 1999-2001 and then beat Kentucky four straight times between 2003-2006.

--The team that has produced the least turnovers has won nine of the last 11 meetings.

--Louisville is 3-3 against Kentucky in games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Quotable

--"It's my first game as a head coach, but I've had a chance to coach in some really good programs in some big-time games, so it's just a matter of settling down and watching the players go play. Because even at the end of it, the players still have to play the game. Just making sure we can keep them settled and keep them locked in." --Charlie Strong

--"Come to the stadium Sept.4 and watch us play, then they can talk to me after that about the ranking." --Adam Froman

--"We're going to run whether they stack nine (in the box) or they want to put 11. We're going to run the ball." --Derrick Locke

"It’s very important for us, because we need to get him (Phillips) a win. We need to get him a win for our fan base and I think that’s the biggest thing. You don’t want to start off with a (loss) in your first game as head coach. We’re serious about it." --Randall Cobb

"I didn’t even know we were the favorites. It’s a big game for both teams and both teams have new head coaches. It’s going to be a good, intense game." --Randall Cobb

GO CARDS!!!!!!!!

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