The Kentucky Wildcats raced past the Louisville Cardinals in the Governors Cup on Saturday evening 52-21 behind a lopsided performance. Quarterback Will Levis and the Wildcat offense recorded over 500 yards against the Cardinals to extend the winning streak over their rivals to three.
The contest started with both teams taking turns finding the end zone. The Wildcats opened up the game on offense and quickly got on board thanks to a 29-yard touchdown run from Levis. Malik Cunningham and the Louisville offense followed the touchdown with a 10 play, 75-yard scoring drive of their own, capped off by a two-yard run from the star quarterback.
After that, it was all Kentucky in the first half. Levis’ second rushing touchdown in as many drives gave the Wildcats a 14-7 lead late in the first quarter. Matt Ruffolo’s 43-yard field goal made it a 17-7 game with 8:46 left in the first half. Levis found the end zone for the third time in the first two quarters to extend the lead to 17.
Kentucky led 24-7 at halftime, while out-gaining Louisville 266-144 and converting six of nine third-down opportunities.
Levis recorded his fourth rushing touchdown inside the two-yard line to push Kentucky ahead 31-7 in the third quarter. That score was followed by a touchdown run by Chris Rodriguez on the following drive.
Evan Conley entered the game in the fourth quarter after Cunningham sustained an injury, and threw a touchdown pass to Josh Johnson to cut the deficit to 31. However, it was too little, too late for the home team. Louisville drops to 6-6 and will await word on their bowl destination.
Below, you can watch the postgame pressers from players and Coach Satterfield:
Coach Scott Satterfield:
Safety Qwynnterrio Cole:
Running Back Jalen Mitchell:
Wide Receiver Jordan Watkins: