Cards Rally Past Cats
The Kentucky Wildcats raced out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter but couldn’t hold on, as Louisville rallied for a 38-24 win at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.
Kentucky received the opening kickoff and marched down the field, taking a 7-0 lead on a one-yard rush by quarterback Drew Barker.
After an A.J. Stamps interception, Kentucky took advantage of a short field, going 13 yards in two plays, capped off by a six-yard touchdown rush by Boom Williams to make it 14-0 Kentucky.
On Louisville’s next possession, Kentucky intercepted Louisville quarterback Kyle Bolin for the second time, and Josh Forrest returned the pick 81 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-0, still in the first quarter.
Louisville got on the board late in the first quarter when backup quarterback Lamar Jackson rushed 16 yards for a score to make it 21-7.
In the second quarter, Kentucky added a 20-yard field goal by Miles Butler to take a 24-7 lead, which would be the halftime score.
Louisville rallied in the second half, eventually taking the lead late in the third quarter, and going on to the victory.
Dorian Baker had three catches for 94 yards for Kentucky, while Mikel Horton had 44 yards on the ground to lead the Cats.
Kentucky finishes the season at 5-7, while Louisville is now 7-5.