In case you didn’t know, let me talk about the Governor’s Cup. The Governor’s Cup is a trophy given to the winner of the annual college football game between Kentucky and Louisville. Though the teams first played in 1912the Governor’s Cup has been awarded every year since 1994. Right now, in the series, Kentucky leads 14-12. But, including today’s game, Louisville has won three straight. Kentucky won the first seven meetings and the longest streak for Louisville is four. Get this: Kentucky’s first six games were shutouts by an average of 35. Yikes. Eventually, Louisville did shut Kentucky out of a game though so there’s that.
Alright, so let’s get to the game. From Courier Journal:
The University of Kentucky finished 0-for-12 on third down in its 27-13 loss to U of L, and the Cardinals forced three turnovers in winning their third straight Governor’s Cup. U of L’s running game picked up late behind a 100-yard effort from Senorise Perry, 62 from Michael Dyer and 45 by Dominique Brown. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater scrambled — a rarity for the pocket passer — for 35 yards on six carries with a long of 18.
So it looks like defense was a factor in Louisville’s win. I can’t for next year’s game!