Here are some interesting stats comparing UL and UK football from CFBStats.com. These stats are also filtered to get averages against POWER 5 teams only. This takes away Louisville’s game against Samford and Kentucky’s game against Charlotte. Stats in those games can be very misleading.
18 UL 325.2 ypg
50 UK 395.8 ypg
60 UL 381 ypg
75 UK 351 ypg
The common response when you tell a UK fan about these stats and how we are better is something about SOS or asking who we have played. Well……
Tis the season, my friends and foes. Giving thanks, sure. But giving grief, absolutely.
The week fans have had circled, underlined, and plenty of exclamation points leading up to opening weekend, because duh… It’s the most locally anticipated game of the season.
For one, the rivalry.
For two… Bowl eligibility.
Marky Billson is a contributor to Athlon as well as a wrtier for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has covered the Pittsburgh Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and more in his writing career. In his post about Saturday’s game between the Cards and Panthers, Billson gives his three things to watch as well as his final score prediction.
Three Things To Watch
1. Is Pitt’s defense really back? Read the rest of this entry
After finishing their 2015 home slate with a 38-31 win over Virginia, Louisville has now won six of their last seven games. Now, the Cardinals will start a two-game road trip to close the regular season with a visit to the Steel City, facing a 7-3 Pitt Panthers team with bowl implications. Read the rest of this entry
The latest installment from UofL on their “Next Up in 90” series is focused on the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Cards will hit the road for a tough test on Saturday at 3:45. Here is a quick 90 second preview. Read the rest of this entry
Bobby Petrino and offensive tackle Geron Christian met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview this Saturday’s game at Pittsburgh. They also recap the win over Virginia.
Coach Bobby Petrino speaks to the media following Saturday’s 38-31 win over Virginia on Senior Day at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Bobby Petrino, Trumaine Washington, and Brandon Radcliff met with the media on Monday to talk about the Syracuse game and preview this weekend’s game against Virginia. Washington was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week and Radcliff had his best game of the season on Saturday, or at least his best since the Auburn game.
Bobby Petrino announced in his weekly press conference that Soph. Kyle Bolin would get his second consecutive start for the Cards this Saturday against Virginia. Petrino told Bolin to not worry about the QB competition and to just “go play”.
BOBBY PETRINO: We had a nice win last week against Wake Forest on the road. It was hard fought. I think Wake played very well and our defense had a great game. We worked hard on practice, looking forward to the game Saturday.
Q. I was wanting to get an injury update on the guys injured on Monday, Lamar, Rankins, Bonnafon, Tyler, Dee Smith, anybody that has been banged up?
Bobby Petrino and wide receiver Jamari Staples met with the media on Monday afternoon to recap the win at Wake Forest and talk about this Saturday’s game against Syracuse.
Yes, there were some highlights from this game. Mainly, Jamari Staples catching everything and the Cards forcing turnovers.
Let me preface this by saying it’s okay if you hate me for that title, I kind of hate myself for it too. But with it being Halloween weekend and all, I just couldn’t quite help myself. In any case, we’re headed to Winston-Salem this weekend as an 11.5 point favorite over Wake Forest, but will it be a weekend of tricks or treats for the Cardinals? What is the key for us to come home this weekend as a 4-4 team and 3-2 in the ACC?
On todays episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone, we talked Coach Pitino and his choice to not attend ACC media day. We also went over our predictions for Boston College. Extension for CSZ? Listen and find out! We talked about Katina and her trip to the View and gave Patrick props then he Crean’d the host Steven Rummage. Great stuff. Justin channeled his inner JR and Jeremy manned the social media like always.
Todd Grantham and Sheldon Rankins spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday. They talk about the Florida State game and look ahead to Boston College.
COACH PETRINO: We’re looking forward to coming back home and playing a game at home. It’s been a month since we played in our own stadium, so we’re excited about that. Going to be playing a very good team in Boston College that’s got the No. 1 defense in the country. We haven’t seen anyone be able to run the ball on a consistent basis. They play physical and fast, do a great job of tackling. That’s certainly a challenge for us. Then we need to just come home and play well and find a way to get a win.
Q. Bobby, I know we’ve talked a lot about the youth on your team. I’m curious whether you’ve coached a team as young as you are, with the amount of true freshmen?
Bobby Petrino and Reggie Bonnafon met with the media on Monday to talk about the loss to Florida State and also preview this Saturday’s game against Boston College. The transcript for Petrino is below the videos. The Cards face Boston College at 12:30 this Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.