Kentucky wins Governor’s Cup for third straight season

In one of the wildest games of Week 3, Rich Brook’s Kentucky Wildcats edged Louisville 31-27 to win the battle for the Governor’s Cup for the third straight year.

It appeared that the Wildcats would roll early on after they took a 17-7 lead into halftime thanks to a John Conner 2-yard touchdown run with less than three minutes remaining in the second quarter. But three second half turnovers allowed the Cardinals to get back into the game as the lead changed four times in the fourth quarter.

A crucial moment in this game came with just over seven minutes remaining and Louisville up 27-24. The Cardinals’ defense forced a punt, but Trent Guy (who scored on a 66-yard touchdown reception earlier in the quarter) muffed it and the Wildcats recovered at Louisville’s 25-yard line. Three plays later, Mike Hartline found Randall Cobb (who made an outstanding catch while out-leaping the defender) in the end zone to put Kentucky up for good at 31-27.

While the Wildcats can take comfort in their 2-0 start, but their schedule gets a hell of a lot tougher as they host No. 1 Florida and No. 4 Alabama over the next two weeks. After that, Kentucky has two tough road games at South Carolina on October 10 and at Auburn on October 17. Yikes.

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