Will Levis runs and leaps for 4 TDs as Kentucky football routs UL again

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops and Kentucky celebrate (Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports)
Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops and Kentucky celebrate (Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Will Levis can leap tall Cardinals in a single bound and he ran past them four times to the endzone as well powering the Kentucky football team to complete domination of rival Louisville 52-21.

He may call Madison, Connecticut home but his second home was in the Louisville endzone on Saturday night sprinting to score after score in fact it was four straight times passing the goal line with a Matt Ruffolo field goal squeezed in between.

Kentucky (9-3) has now completely dominated Louisville three straight times and won 4 of the past five meetings. The final combined score of those games is 153-44.

Louisville (6-6) was 3 point favorite coming into the game but got spanked as UK tallied the fourth-most points Big Blue has put up against the Cards. The most are 72 points in 1922, 68 in 1998, and 56 in 2018.

Kentucky football hangs 52 points on Louisville  who had no answer

Surprisingly UK totaled all their points on the ground despite Levis completing 14 of 18 passes for 149 yards and no interceptions. Liam Coen called 49 running plays that led to 362 total rushing yards led by Chris Rodriguez with 121.

Levis led the rushing attack for much of the game before giving way to C-Rod by carrying 14 times for 113 yards. La’Vell Wright got in late and carried three times including one for a 41-yard breakaway touchdown that went untouched by any Cardinal.

Kavosiey Smoke completed the attack with a 13-yard touchdown.

The most refreshing thing was the Wildcats didn’t have a single fumble or interception on the night, punted just once, and had four penalties for just 29 yards.

Wan’Dale Robinson had nine catches for 97 yards and moved past James Whelan for the most receptions in a single season.

Louisville was inept in moving the ball all night as the Kentucky defense swarmed, pestered, and completely rattled Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham all night. They did knock him out of the game midway through the fourth quarter and in relief, Evan Conley led the Cards to a pair of late touchdowns including one with eight seconds left against UK subs.

Kentucky finished with 511 total yards to Louisville’s 356. Kentucky punter Colin Goodfellow was getting a bit chilled on the sideline never needing to step onto the turf until the fourth quarter.

Here are a few more quick takeaways.