Kentucky football dropped back-to-back games after losing to South Carolina in Columbia, 17-14. After a bad performance against Alabama, they went and did the same thing against South Carolina. The Cats now prepare for the rivalry game against #10 Louisville on the road.
Louisville has had a great year under first-year head coach Jeff Brohm. Their only loss this season was back in the middle of October against Pittsburgh. They have been good in all other games during their ten wins. The Cardinals are in the ACC championship against Florida State in two weeks, while Kentucky has only won one of its last six games.
Jawhar Jordan and Jamari Thrash have been very good for the Cardinals this season. They will bring very different challenges that the Cats haven’t faced this season.
The questions that needed to be asked for Kentucky football this weekend will be: can the Wildcats slow down the Louisville rushing attack? Can Kentucky get the rushing game going? This game will be won in the trenches, just like the last few years. So it is important that these questions are answered.
Heading into Kentucky football’s week 13 clash with Louisville, here are three players that need to step up to come away with a win.
1. Ray Davis:
I am just going to say this in this slot. Davis needs to get the ball more than twelve times a game. Davis is so good, and he should be treated as a star running back. With that being said, Davis should have a better game and will get over 1,000 rushing yards on the season this week.
2. J.J. Weaver:
Weaver has the potential to be the best player on the defense, and others have been very good this season. This could be the game in which he shows himself to be the best. Deone Walker and Trevin Wallace have been the best for UK and Weaver is due for a big game himself.
3. Devin Leary:
Leary has not been the best this season, and I am sure he would be the first to say it. This could be a good way to regain the fanbase’s faith in him. He knows how important this game is to Kentucky football, so let’s hope he can perform at a high level.
Kentucky will play #10 Louisville to end the season. The Cats are 6-5, and if they end the season with a loss, they will be 6-6. With the talent this team has, this is not a 6-6 team. Questions have to be asked if they lose this game.