At the end of the day, this was typical Kentucky football: a sour taste in left in your mouth with a tease of good football here and there. The Cards took over early in the second half and defeated the Cats 27-13 to keep the Governor’s Cup for the third straight season. The Cats showed some promise late in the game as Jalen Whitlow took over at the quarterback spot when Max Smith went down with an apparent shoulder injury.
Teddy Bridgewater led the Cards with 16/28 completions, 250 yards, and a passing TD. The Cards took advantage of the Cats not being able to complete any third downs, as they finished 0-for-10. The Cats scored a field goal as well as a late touchdown by true freshman Alex Montgomery, but with Za’Darius Smith and Donte Rumph absent in the second half, the Cats struggled to present a true defensive threat to Louisville. The Cards not only chewed up the clock but they also outgained the Cats 492 yards to 376.