Cats outlast Cards

This back-and-forth battle for the Governor's Cup wasn't won until the final 2 minutes when Louisville quarterback Justin Burke was driving for a potential game-winning score, only to have a pass tipped by Corey Peters and picked off by Sam Maxwell.

Derrick Locke ran for 72 yards, including a TD, returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and caught 4 passes for 42 yards as Kentucky outlasted Louisville 31-27 on Saturday, the Wildcats' third consecutive victory against the in-state rival Cardinals.

This back-and-forth battle for the Governor's Cup wasn't won until the final 2 minutes when Louisville quarterback Justin Burke was driving for a potential game-winning score, only to have a pass tipped by Corey Peters and picked off by Sam Maxwell.

Kentucky (2-0) had to punt the ball back to Louisville, but Burke's last-second Hail Mary was incomplete.

A fumbled kickoff return set up Kentucky's final score, a 12-yard pass from Mike Hartline to a leaping Randall Cobb -- his former rival for the starting quarterback job. Prior to that, Louisville (1-1) had taken the lead by forcing three consecutive Wildcats turnovers.


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