Kentucky Wildcats Football: Louisville Game Preview

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Sep 7, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops talks with safety Ashely Lowery (5) during the game against the Miami (Oh) Redhawks at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the day! The biggest game on Kentucky’s schedule every year, in every sport, is the matchup with the Louisville Cardinals.Despite what Mark Stoops and his staff have said the most important game they play being the next one, they know that this is the Big One. Louisville is trying to win impressively in order to keep their National Title hopes alive and Kentucky is trying to prove that they are a better team than they get credit for.


It’s a tall task for a new head coach and a very young roster, Charlie Strong is bringing a very good Big East or whatever conference they have now team to Lexington today. They have won their first two games handily and the Heisman candidate, Teddy Bridgewater, has looked sharp. They have three running backs who have given Kentucky trouble in theirs careers, including Michael Dyer when he was at Auburn a few arrests ago. Devante Parker will be an NFL draft pick at receiver. The defense has looked solid.


Now the bright side of all that. They haven’t played anybody. Louisville has looked stellar against Ohio University and Eastern Kentucky. Kentucky looked good against Miami of Ohio. What’s the difference really? Not much. Now, UK lost to Western and it’s justifiable to make fun of that. But UL hasn’t played anyone as good as WKU yet. So do we really know how good that team is? They look really good on paper.

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