NCAAF Game Recap - Kentucky at Louisville
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:00 PM EST

Aub
21
Ala
52
F
SCar
35
Clem
56
F
ND
24
USC
17
F
Mich
39
OHSt
62
F
GATec
21
UGA
45
F
Okla
59
WVU
56
F
Wash
28
WaSt
15
F
UCF
38
SoFL
10
F
LSU
72
TxAM
74
F(6OT)
Tex
24
Kans
17
F
Fla
41
FlaSt
14
F
UtSt
24
Boise
33
F
MD
3
PSU
38
F
KY
56
Lou
10
F
BYU
27
Utah
35
F
Syr
42
BC
21
F
Ill
16
NW
24
F
MisSt
35
Miss
3
F
Pitt
3
MiaFL
24
F
K St
38
IASt
42
F
NIU
21
WestMI
28
F
Ball
21
MiaOH
42
F
ColSt
19
AF
27
F
Hou
31
Mem
52
F
Neb
28
Iowa
31
F
C Mi
13
Toled
51
F
Akr
28
Ohio
49
F
E Mi
28
Kent
20
F
Buff
44
BGSU
14
F
Ark
0
Mizzu
38
F
CoCar
28
SoAl
31
F
UVA
31
VaTec
34
F OT
ECU
6
Cin
56
F
Oreg
55
OreSt
15
F
Navy
28
Tul
29
F
Bayl
35
TxTch
24
F
W Ky
30
LaTec
15
F
Purd
28
Ind
21
F
Marsh
28
FLInt
25
F
NCSt
34
UNC
28
F OT
Wake
59
Duke
7
F
OD
13
Rice
27
F
GaSo
35
GASt
14
F
NMSt
21
Lib
28
F
Wyo
31
NM
3
F
Troy
10
App
21
F
ULLaf
31
ULMon
28
F
Stan
49
UCLA
42
F
SMiss
39
UTEP
7
F
UAB
3
MidTN
27
F
AzSt
41
Ariz
40
F
Minn
37
Wisc
15
F
SMU
24
Tuls
27
F
Temp
57
UConn
7
F
ArkSt
33
TxSt
7
F
Tenn
13
Vand
38
F
Rut
10
MSU
14
F
Char
27
FlAtl
24
F
SJSU
13
Fres
31
F
Colo
21
Cal
33
F
NorTx
24
UTSA
21
F
OkSt
24
TCU
31
F
Nev
29
UNLV
34
F
Hawaii
31
SDSU
30
F OT

Nov 24, 2018, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(17) Kentucky (9-3)

14

21

0

21

56

Louisville (2-10)

7

3

0

0

10

No. 17 Kentucky blows out archrival Louisville 56-10
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:16 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) With room to run and time to throw against Louisville, Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson had it easy living up to his nickname as "Terry Touchdown."

The No. 17 Wildcats found a similarly smooth path toward earning Bluegrass bragging rights.

Wilson accounted for 340 yards and four touchdowns, Benny Snell Jr. rushed for two scores and Kentucky blew out archrival Louisville 56-10 on Saturday night in the Governor's Cup.

The Wildcats (9-3) scored TDs on all five first-half drives and never trailed in posting their first nine-win regular season since 1977. After relying most of this season on a fierce defense to create opportunities, their offense finally did all the heavy lifting in posting season highs in points and yardage in outgaining Louisville 601-305.

"Obviously, a very gratifying victory," Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said.

"Getting nine (wins) is a big deal. Hasn't been done in 41 years and that is significant. I'm proud of that team. They deserve some recognition."

Wilson certainly earned his share of the spotlight by doing much of his damage by halftime.

His 3-yard scoring run provided a 14-0 lead before he tossed TD passes of 28 and 13 yards to Lynn Bowden for a 35-10 cushion late in the second quarter. The sophomore transfer threw a 32-yard TD to Josh Ali in the third to make it 42-10.

Wilson completed 17 of 23 passes for 261 yards and rushed for 79 in his biggest game with Kentucky. Snell rushed for TDs of 7 and 24 yards and 100 yards; A.J. Rose ran for 122 with a 75-yard score; and Kavosiey Smoke had a 37-yard TD run as Kentucky posted its most lopsided series win over the Cardinals (2-10) since `98 (68-34).

"It was huge for us," said Wilson, who was named the game's Most Valuable Player. "It was a mindset for us that we need to go out there and show everybody how explosive we are as an offense. We just came out humming, ready to go. Ready to make plays. I thought it was contagious."

For Louisville, the game was the latest in a series of routs.

Malik Cunningham's 75-yard TD run brought Louisville to 14-7, but the Cardinals lost their ninth in a row and allowed 50 points for the seventh time this season. They failed to beat a Power Five conference school.

"This is not the way we wanted to send 11 seniors out," interim coach Lorenzo Ward said. "You would like for them to leave with something positive. ... I told them to remember the feeling of losing (nine) games in a row."

Ward added that he "never had the thought" of staying on as permanent coach at Louisville.

STILL HERE

As Kentucky awaits the announcement of its bowl destination and opponent on Dec. 2, Snell sounded eager to play despite questions about whether he'd sit it out to save himself for the NFL combine and draft. Of course, the junior and 3,000-yard career rusher hasn't announced whether he'll skip his senior year and turn pro. In the meantime, there's work to do.

"As of now, I'm playing in the bowl game," said Snell, who needs 107 yards rushing to break Sonny Collins' school record of 3,835. "I'm not done yet. To add on to this (record), it's not really important, but I keep it in my mind."

"I got 100 tonight, so I need 100 more, and the bowl game will help me with that."

Snell was ejected in the second quarter of last season's 24-23 Music City Bowl loss to Northwestern for bumping an official.

SUSPENDED, EJECTED

Before the game Louisville suspended junior tight end Jordan Davis, freshman running back Javian Hawkins, junior running back Malik Staples and sophomore running back Dae Williams for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Cornerback P.J. Mbanasor was ejected in the second quarter for targeting for a hit on a sliding Wilson on a 3-yard run.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Kentucky will remain in the Top 25 as it prepares for a third consecutive bowl game.

THE TAKEAWAY

Kentucky: Entering the game as heavy favorites, the Wildcats posted their most decisive victory this season. Even when things stalled with consecutive interceptions in the third quarter Wilson recovered to throw his third TD and spur another run of 21 unanswered points. They lead the series 16-15 and won for the second time in three years.

Louisville: The Cardinals played catch-up throughout, and 12 penalties for 134 yards showed a lack of composure. Cunningham was nailed for taunting on his TD and tight end Micky Crum was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter. Coaches appeared to be pointing Crum toward leaving the field, but Ward said the player was being held out of the game for drawing the 15-yard penalty. He later returned.

UP NEXT

Kentucky will prepare for its third consecutive bowl game, possibly on New Year's Day.

Louisville will begin searching for a replacement for coach Bobby Petrino, who was fired on Nov. 11 after a 2-8 start and succeeded by Ward on an interim basis.

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Passing

KY Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Bowden Jr. 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0.0
T. Wilson 23 17 73.9 3 261 32 1 132.4
Lou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Cunningham 8 5 62.5 0 64 20 0 87.5
S. McCormack 8 3 37.5 0 15 8 0 45.8

Rushing

KY Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Rose 10 112 11.2 75 1
B. Snell 18 100 5.6 24 2
Lou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Cunningham 5 89 17.8 75 1
J. Smith 13 76 5.8 40 0

Receiving

KY Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
L. Bowden Jr. 6 86 14.3 32 2
C. Conrad 2 59 29.5 32 0
Lou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Smith 2 31 15.5 20 0
S. Dawkins 2 24 12.0 16 0

Fumbles

Returning

KY KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Bouvier 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Lou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
H. Hall 2 19.0 0 20 0 - 0 0

Punting

Lou Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. King 6 234 39.0 49

Takeaways

Lou Int Yds InTD
C. Avery 1 3 0
C. Sturghill 1 19 0

Team Stats Comparison

KY Lou
Points For 56 10
Total Yards 601 305
Rushing Yards 340 226
Passing Yards 261 79
Passing Completions / Attempts 17/24 8/16
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 29 10
Penalties - Yards 6/63 12/134
Time Of Possession 57:57 3:03
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/8 2/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 3/3 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 0/0 6/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter KY Lou
KY 5:57 TD Benny Snell 7 yd run (Miles Butler kick) 7 0
KY 12:55 TD Terry Wilson 3 yd run (Miles Butler kick) 14 0
Lou 13:10 TD Malik Cunningham 75 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter KY Lou
KY 1:57 TD Benny Snell 24 yd run (Miles Butler kick) 21 7
Lou 6:09 FG Blanton Creque 32 yd FG 21 10
KY 10:52 TD Lynn Bowden 28 yd pass from Terry Wilson (Miles Butler kick) 28 10
KY 14:29 TD Lynn Bowden 13 yd pass from Terry Wilson (Miles Butler kick) 35 10
3rd Quarter KY Lou
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter KY Lou
KY 0:56 TD Josh Ali 32 yd pass from Terry Wilson (Miles Butler kick) 42 10
KY 3:51 TD Asim Rose 75 yd run (Miles Butler kick) 49 10
KY 10:20 TD Kavosiey Smoke 37 yd run (Miles Butler kick) 56 10

Game Information

Stadium: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 49,988
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