No. 24 Louisville Cardinals (7-4, 4-4 ACC) at Kentucky Wildcats (6-5, 3-5 SEC)
– Kicking off: Saturday, November 26 at 3:00 p.m. EST
– Location: Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.
– weather conditions: A mix of clouds and sun in the morning, followed by cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 59F. Wind from SE at 5 to 10 mph.
– How to see: SEC network
– How to listen: 93.9 FM
– Betting favorite: Kentucky-3.0
– All-Time Series: Kentucky leads 18-15
– Last meeting: Kentucky won 52-21 on November 27, 2022 (Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, Kentucky).
- UofL held NC State for 77 yards rushing and recorded five quarterbacks en route to a 25-10 win over NC State at Cardinal Stadium. The Cards clinched their fifth straight home win to finish their home table 5-1 – their best result since 2016.
- Jawhar Jordan upped the game 10-3 in the second quarter with a 98-yard kickoff return — his second career kickoff return and 42nd kickoff return touchdown in program history. He is the 11th player in school history with multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns.
- Jordan registered his second 100-yard rushing game, recording 105 yards on 16 carries and a score. As a team, the Cardinals rushed for 192 yards — the second-most yards the Wolfpack have allowed this season.
- Quarterback Brock Domann replaced injured Malik Cunningham for the second time this season and scored his second career win by throwing 153 yards on a 12-of-25 pass.
- The cards limited NC State to 291 yards total offense, limiting the Wolfpack to just 18 of 42 passes for 214 yards.
- Linebacker Monty Montgomery recorded 10 tackles, 1.0 sack and 1.5 tackles for loss for his first double-digit tackle game of the season.
- Linebacker Yasir Abdullah moved up to ninth in school history with 22 sacks as he recorded 2.5 sacks and 3.0 tackles for the win. He moved up to third place in career tackles for losses with 41.5, passing Elvis Dumervil.
- Wide receiver Tyler Hudson needs 49 yards in the last two games to become the seventh different player to receive 1,000 yards in a season and the first player since 2019 (Tutu Atwell, 1276) to reach that plateau.
- The Cardinals again lead the nation with 41 in sacks after recording five players in the win over NC State. Louisville needs 10 more sacks in their last two games to break the school mark of 50 sets during the 2000 season.
- Louisville ended its home season with a 5-1 record at Cardinal Stadium, its best tally since setting the same home record in 2016.
- Louisville is 3-0 this season if he keeps opponents on less than 300 yards in total offense and 10-0 during Scott Satterfield’s tenure at Louisville. The Cards have won 27 straight games by keeping teams within 300 yards of offense.
- Louisville leads the country with an average of 2.55 earnings per game. The Cards have forced 28 in 11 games this year.
- Jarvis Brownlee is the third Louisville player in the past 20 years to stop four passes in a game. The others were Chandler Jones in a 62-59 win at Wake Forest on October 12, 2019 and Antoine Harris in a 56-49 win at Memphis on November 4, 2004.
- The UofL defense allowed two touchdowns in the third quarter – a four-game span – for the first time since Virginia scored one on Oct. 8.
- The Cardinals are outplaying their opponents 164-89 in the second half of this season’s games, including 85-38 in the third quarter.
- Kentucky put on a brave display in Lexington in a 16-6 loss to No. 1 and defending champion Georgia. The Cats held one of the nation’s best offenses with 16 points and 363 yards total, season lows for Georgia in both categories.
- Kentucky has won 19 straight non-conference games, the longest active streak of its kind on FBS, dating back to the 2017 Music City Bowl loss to Northwestern.
- The Wildcats continued their streak of holding 14 of their last 15 opponents to 24 points or less while the defense continues to prove it’s one of the strongest in the conference. The Cats rank 19th in total defense and 19th in goal defense in the nation.
- On the other side of the ball, quarterback Will Levis ranks fifth in the SEC and 27th in the nation for passing efficiency (150.1 rating points), while he’s ranked seventh in the league and 29th in the nation in terms of completion rate (65.91).
- Running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. now has 3,524 career rushing yards after recording his 19th game with 100-plus rushing yards against Vanderbilt, which set a school record. His 3,524 career rushing yards is the third most in program history.
- Seventeen different players have recorded at least one reception this season, ranking the fifth most in the nation.
- The Wildcats have started 41 different offensive and defensive players in at least one game this season, which is the seventh most in the nation. New Mexico leads the nation with 50 different starters in 2022.
- The Wildcats national defense is made up of veteran defenders, including seniors Jacquez Jones, Keidron Smith, DeAndre Square, Tyrell Ajian and Jordan Wright, and juniors JJ Weaver and Carrington Valentine.
- Senior linebacker DeAndre Square is the only player in school history, along with former wildcat Josh Paschal (2019-21), to be captained three straight seasons.
- Britain have conceded under 400 yards in 13 of their last 15 games (then No. 3/3 Tennessee combined for 422 yards on Oct. 29 and Vanderbilt on Nov. 12 for 448 yards).
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