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Louisville rides big second half to 5th straight win over Kentucky

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Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Despite spotting Kentucky the first 21 points of the game, the Louisville football team managed to hand their arch-rivals from Lexington their seventh loss for a second consecutive season with a 38-24 victory Saturday afternoon at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Year of the Predicted Star of the Game went out with a bang, as Lamar Jackson replaced Kyle Bolin and promptly ran for 186 yards and threw for 130 more as the Cards topped the Cats for a fifth straight year.

Honestly, overcoming a seemingly insurmountable deficit to keep Kentucky out of the postseason was more sweet than blowing them out from the get-go.

More coming shortly, but for now, here's your final Cardinal box score:

Louisville Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Lamar Jackson 8/21 130 6.2 1 1
Kyle Bolin 2/5 45 9.0 0 2
TEAM 10/26 175 6.7 1 3
Louisville Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LONG
Lamar Jackson 17 186 10.9 2 29
Brandon Radcliff 14 62 4.4 2 16
Jermaine Reve 1 43 43.0 0 43
L.J. Scott 3 13 4.3 0 5
James Quick 1 8 8.0 0 8
Reggie Bonnafon 2 5 2.5 0 4
Team 2 -3 -1.5 0 0
TEAM 40 314 7.8 4 43
Louisville Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LONG
James Quick 4 94 23.5 1 38
Charles Standberry 1 38 38.0 0 38
Traveon Samuel 1 15 15.0 0 15
Jamari Staples 1 11 11.0 0 11
Reggie Bonnafon 1 7 7.0 0 7
Jaylen Smith 1 6 6.0 0 6
Cole Hikutini 1 4 4.0 0 4
TEAM 10 175 17.5 1 38
Louisville Interceptions
INT YDS TD
Jermaine Reve 1 2 0
TEAM 1 2 0
Louisville Kick Returns
NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Corvin Lamb 2 24 12.0 23 0
Traveon Samuel 1 15 15.0 15 0
TEAM 3 39 13.0 23 0
Louisville Punt Returns
NO YDS AVG LONG TD
Jaire Alexander 3 50 16.7 33 0
TEAM 3 50 16.7 33 0
Louisville Kicking
FG PCT LONG XP PTS
John Wallace 1/1 100.0 37 5/5 8
TEAM 1/1 100.0 37 5/5 8
Louisville Punting
NO YDS AVG TB IN 20 LONG
Joshua Appleby 5 183 36.6 0 2 50
TEAM 5 183 36.6 0 2 50