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Cards keep Governor’s Cup, beat Kentucky 27-13


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For the third year in a row, the Governor’s Cup will reside in Louisville. On Saturday afternoon, the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 27-13 at Commonwealth Stadium. The 7th ranked Cards moved to 3-0 on the season while Kentucky dropped to 1-2. It was a slow start offensively for both teams, and was much closer at half than most people expected. The offense for the Cards began to click in the 3rd quarter, and that was where the game was won.

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By The Numbers: UL/uk


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OK well I am a big numbers guy when it comes to anything, sports included. I decided to break down the wins and losses, PPG, etc. for The Battle For The Governors Cup this Saturday at noon.

  • 11-14: This is the all-time series record going into this weekend. 4-6 at home for UL and 7-8 away
  • 565/682: These are the amount of points that UL/uk have scored in this series. An average of 22.6 ppg for UL and 27.2 ppg for uk. A mere 4.6 ppg differential which is even more impressive seeing that UL was shutout the first 6 times the two schools played between 1912-1924
  • 22.4/28.7: This represents the ppg when the game is held in Lexington with UL’s numbers being first and uk’s second, almost a full TD better points wise. UL is -3 ppg vs uk in Louisville
  • Record in September: There have been 15 out of the 25 games in the month of September with the overall record at 9-6. In Louisville the Cards outscore uk 32.2-27 in the month of September. In Lexington the Cards outscore the cats once again 29.3-25.7. The Cards scoring more points in Lexington vs the Cats in September
  • 2-1 Record vs uk since Coach Charlie Strong came to Louisville with a 72-54 advantage in points scored (24-18 avg)

Well I hope you have enjoyed my breakdown by the numbers for this game as I enjoyed bringing it to you. Lets hope that the Cards widen the September margin a little more and even this series up at 8 a piece overall in commonwealth stadium. Good luck to our young men and Go Cards!

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Plenty Of Tickets Available Saturday


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Plenty of seats available left for the Battle of the Bluegrass Saturday between YOUR #7 University of Louisville Cardinals and the wildcats of Kentucky. Click on the links below and it will take you to the sites that you can get your ticket. Plenty of good are still available so hurry up and buy your tickets!

Go Cards!

Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/kentucky-wildcats-football-vs-louisville-cardinals-lexington-kentucky-09-14-2013/event/16004AF690F23F8B?artistid=975203&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=8&tm_link=search_msg-0_16004AF690F23F8B

Stub Hub: http://www.stubhub.com/kentucky-football-tickets/kentucky-vs-louisville-9-14-2013-4221478/

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Battle of the Bluegrass (Football) Game Time Set


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The Cards and Cats will meet on the gridiron on Sept. 14 (week 3) of this football season and as of today we found out the game will kickoff at Noon on ESPN. While I am not a huge fan of Noon time Kickoffs this could end up being a good thing for the Cards. Everyone knows the big game of the day will be Alabama taking on Texas A&M and all eyes will be on that and we all know after big games such as that its hard to get involved in another game. This Noon Kickoff will probably put more eyes on the Cards than any other time and if a National Championship is going to be in any kind of reach we need as many eyes as possible. So get plenty of sleep on the 13th and get ready for that lovely morning drive to to Lexington on the 14th.  In the meantime enjoy some Highlights from last years Battle of the Bluegrass.

Paige Sherrard: My Governor’s Cup Prediction


The Battle for the Governor’s Cup originated in 1912 as a football game played between the two big in-state Universities in Kentucky; the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Although the rivalry was short lived in the early days and not very exciting, as UK held Louisville scoreless in the first six meetings, former UK player & University of Louisville Head Football Coach, Howard Schellenberger renewed the rivalry in 1994. And it’s been nothing but a War since.

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Battle for the Governor’s Cup: Doug Beaumont


All this week, we have been bringing you exclusive write-ups from former UofL football players about the rivalry with UK. We have asked them just their general thoughts about the rivalry, and some mention their best and worst memories. We hope you enjoy these! Go Cards!

Today in our series, we hear from former UofL Wide Receiver and hometown hero, Doug Beaumont!

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2011 UofL-UK Highlight Video!


 

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Found this video on youtube from user Mshultsy. If it doesn’t get you pumped up for the game, I am not sure what will!

Battle for the Governor’s Cup: Dave Ragone


All this week, we have been bringing you exclusive write-ups from former UofL football players about the rivalry with UK. We have asked them just their general thoughts about the rivalry, and some mention their best and worst memories. We hope you enjoy these! Go Cards!

Today in our series, we bring you thoughts from former UofL QB Dave Ragone!

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Rob Jones: My Governor’s Cup Prediction


Cardinal Sports Zone is happy to have Rob Jones contribute to the site! Our hope is to have a weekly write-up from Rob during the 2012 Football Season. Rob used to manage the local 1450 AM sports radio station as well as it’s website, so the man knows what he is talking about! What better way for him to jump into this than to give his thoughts on the UofL-UK game! Check it out…

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Battle for the Governor’s Cup: Eric Wood/Lavell Boyd


All this week, we will be bringing you exclusive write-ups from former UofL football players about the rivalry with UK. We have asked them just their general thoughts about the rivalry, and some mention their best and worst memories. We hope you enjoy these! Go Cards!

Up next in our series, we hear from both Eric Wood and Lavell Boyd! We still have a few longer write-ups to post before the game, so we figured we would just combine these two! Enjoy!

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Brad Jones: My Governor’s Cup Prediction


 

The struggles and hardships endured in offseason conditioning programs, spring practices, and training camp become lessons learned for the winner of one of Kentucky’s most famous battles, the Battle for the Governor’s Cup. For the loser, these same struggles and hardships seem like wasted effort. Regardless of each teams season outlook, this game is the most important. A win against the rival marks a successful season regardless of the final record.  Currently, we are less than a week away from the start of the college football season and the latest installment of this rivalry. Here are my views on the game:

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Battle for the Governor’s Cup: Tony Stallings


All this week, we will be bringing you exclusive write-ups from former UofL football players about the rivalry with UK. We have asked them just their general thoughts about the rivalry, and some mention their best and worst memories. We hope you enjoy these! Go Cards!

Up next in our series, we have Tony Stallings! Tony was a running back from 1998-2001 and played a VERY important role in a certain game in this series! Here is what Tony had to say about the rivalry…

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Justin Renck: My Governor’s Cup prediction


I have had the countdown to 3:30 pm on September 2nd in my phone for months now. There is excitement on so many levels. UofL football is starting, we play UK first, and I am finally back in Louisville full-time after being in Auburn for the last 4 years (which when it comes to football season, I can’t complain about being down there!).

I bought season tickets in the upper level when they built the expansion for the 2010 season. I was still in Auburn for another couple of years, and I only made it to about 4 games in the past 2 years, but I knew I was purchasing them for when I got back because we would be back to being good again and I didn’t want to be on a wait list. That time has come, and it worked out perfectly.

Now, about this game…

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Battle for the Governor’s Cup: Art Carmody


All this week, we will be bringing you exclusive write-ups from former UofL football players about the rivalry with UK. We have asked them just their general thoughts about the rivalry, and some mention their best and worst memories. We hope you enjoy these! Go Cards!

Kicking it off this week: Art Carmody!

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