Kentucky Football First Look: Louisville

Kentucky Football First look Louisville

Kentucky football hosts rival Louisville on Saturday in Louisville. Here is your first look at the Louisville Cardinals.

Louisville Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/06 Mississippi L 24-43 Neutral
09/11 E Kentucky W 30-3 Home
09/17 Central FL W 42-35 Home
09/25 Florida St W 31-23 Away
10/02 Wake Forest L 34-37 Away
10/09 Virginia L 33-34 Home
10/23 Boston Col W 28-14 Home
10/30 NC State L 13-28 Away
11/06 Clemson L 24-30 Home
11/13 Syracuse W 41-3 Home
11/18 Duke W 62-22 Away
11/27 Kentucky 12:00 PM Home

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Kentucky Louisville
Points 29.2 32.9
Points Allowed 22.8 24.7
Total YDS 394.1 459.1
Pass YDS 256.8 241.6
Rush YDS 186.3 217.5
Total YDS Allowed 341.1 391.8
Pass YDS Allowed 224.2 253.8
Rush YDS Allowed 116.9 138.0

Louisville Injuries and Suspensions

 
[WR] 09/27/2021 – Braden Smith is out for season (Knee)
[CB] 11/18/2021 – Kei’Trel Clark is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Leg)
[DL] 11/20/2021 – Dezmond Tell is “?” Saturday vs Kentucky (Undisclosed)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Kentucky

This might be the best rivalry matchup for this holiday weekend. Two fairly even teams facing off near Church Hill Downs. In Louisville, you get a pretty solid team. They have a strong running game and a solid passing game. The Cards quarterback is Malik Cunningham who has passed for 2,588 yards and 18 TDs. Two weeks ago against Duke Cunningham passed for 303 yards and five touchdowns. Cunningham is a big-time running threat as well with 933 yards rushing for 18 touchdowns. Yes, he’s responsible for 36 touchdowns for the Cardinals. Kentucky has to limit Cunningham’s success or it could be a long day for the Cats.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN2 Network.

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