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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Should the rivalry weekend game really be Louisville or Tennessee

There was a time when Louisville seemed to have the bigger and faster players dominating the series from 2011-2017 also from 1999-2006 Kentucky only won once in 2002.

Those tables have since turned with the arrival of Stoops. He took over this downtrodden and bare-boned team and has steadily built it into a Southeastern Conference powerhouse place where top recruits want to play.

The chippiness and jawing between players on the field are short-lived and don’t carry a lot of bite in blow-out games. If we are going to play this game does it belong back at the beginning of the season?

You could argue that Kentucky’s biggest rival would actually be Tennessee and we despise them just as much. Today on rivalry weekend to close out the regular season we had UK vs UL and Tennessee vs Vanderbilt. Both stinkers.

On the other hand, there were SEC great rivals squaring off in Auburn and Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, LSU took on Texas A&M with each game drawing a ton of attention and meant something in the final weekend.

Other than calling Kentucky their biggest rival Louisville doesn’t have any other natural foe that defines a rival year after year.

Kentucky and Tennessee have met continuously since 1919 and while Tennessee has the decisive edge 82-26-9 the atmosphere is electric and Kentucky is a much better and more physical foe than before.

The Wildcats must now wait until December 5 to find out what bowl they will be heading to on or around New Year’s day.

For now, let’s enjoy the win – again.