SEC Football Preview: Kentucky vs. Louisville

Kentucky-Louisville

Kentucky faces Louisville on Saturday in Lexington. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Kentucky

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Toledo W 38-24
09/07/19 Eastern Mich. W 38-17
09/14/19 Florida L 21-29
09/21/19 @ Mississippi St. L 13-28
09/28/19 @ South Carolina L 7-24
10/12/19 Arkansas W 24-20
10/19/19 @ Georgia L 0-21
10/26/19 Missouri W 29-7
11/09/19 Tennessee L 13-17
11/16/19 @ Vanderbilt W 38-14
11/23/19 Tenn.-Martin W 50-7
11/30/19 Louisville

Louisville

Date Opponent Result
09/02/19 Notre Dame L 17-35
09/07/19 Eastern Ky. W 42-0
09/14/19 vs Western Ky. W 38-21
09/21/19 @ Florida St. L 24-35
10/05/19 Boston College W 41-39
10/12/19 @ Wake Forest W 62-59
10/19/19 Clemson L 10-45
10/26/19 Virginia W 28-21
11/09/19 @ Miami (Fla.) L 27-52
11/16/19 @ North Carolina St. W 34-20
11/23/19 Syracuse W 56-34
11/30/19 @ Kentucky

ESPN FPI

Kentucky: 38

Louisville: 53

Key Stats

Stat Louisville Kentucky
Rushing Offense 214.5 (25) 252.4 (12)
Passing Offense 238.8 (62) 127.4 (126)
Total Offense 453.4 (28) 379.7 (89)
Scoring Offense 34.5 (26) 24.6 (95)
Rushing Defense 183.0 (86) 146.4 (56)
Total Defense 439.3 (102) 324.8 (26)
Scoring Defense 32.8 (104) 18.9 (18)
Interceptions 7 (88) 7 (88)
Sacks 2.09 (70) 2.36 (49)
Tackles for loss 6.0 (63) 4.9 (104)
Turnover margin 0.0 (63) -0.18 (80)

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Players to Watch

Kentucky

C Drake Jackson, OL Logan Stenburg, QB/WR Lynn Bowden, LB Cash Daniel, LB Jamar Watson.

Louisville

QB Micale Cunningham, RB Javian Hawkins, OL Tyler Haycraft, WR Seth Dawkins, DL Amonte Caban, CB Anthony Johnson.

Injuries

Kentucky

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/14/19 QB Nik Scalzo ACL is out for season
09/08/19 QB Terry Wilson Knee is out for season
08/30/19 S Davonte Robinson Quad is out for season
08/07/19 WR Isaiah Epps Foot is out indefinitely

Louisville

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/25/19 CB Russ Yeast Knee is out for season
10/28/19 K Blaton Creque ACL is out for season
10/17/19 QB Jawon Pass Foot is out for season
08/06/19 S TreSean Smith Suspension is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This should be one of the better rivalry games of Saturday. UofL’s high scoring offense against Kentucky rugged defense.

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 20, Louisville 17

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 20, Louisville 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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