Kentucky Football: 3 takeaways from blowout win over Louisville

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The Governor’s Cup will be staying in Lexington as Kentucky football dismantled in-state rival Louisville on Saturday afternoon.

Louisville Cardinals
Kentucky Wildcats

The Governor’s Cup will be staying in Lexington this year as Kentucky dismantled Louisville, 45-13.

Not only did the Wildcats do whatever they wanted against their in-state rivals, they only attempted two passes for four yards on the day. Converted receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. rushed for over 280 yards and four touchdowns at the quarterback position and proved he didn’t need to pass the ball to hurt Scott Satterfield and the Cardinals.

Both teams finish the regular season with 7-5 records and each side has to feel good about those marks — though Kentucky has to feel better with some bragging rights.

What’d we learn from Kentucky’s blowout win?

3. Run game was as efficient as possible

Have you seen a rushing attack as efficient this season as Kentucky’s was on Saturday afternoon? The Wildcats finished with 517 yards and six rushing scores on just 40 attempts — that’s good enough for 12.9 yards per carry.

The run game carried the Kentucky offense over Louisville which has been the case essentially all season since Lynn Bowden Jr. took over under center.

It wasn’t just Bowden Jr. who went off in the ground game — though he was the main culprit — but it was also Kavosiey Smoke, Christopher Rodriguez Jr. and Asim Rose. The latter didn’t have quite as big a game as the other two, along with Bowden Jr., but he still added a touchdown.

If Kentucky can run the ball like this in the bowl game, there may not be a defense that can stop the Wildcats. They just wear people down.

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