The University of Louisville football team won for a third straight time against archrival Kentucky on Saturday, beating the Wildcats 27-13 in the Governor's Cup game before 65,445 fans at Commonwealth Stadium.
Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns as the U of L offense sputtered at the star but ended up amassing 492 yards of total offense.
The Cardinals only led 10-3 at halftime and U of L coach Charlie Strong said he was "pissed," but then kicked it into gear in the second half.
MVP Teddy Bridgewater was 16 of 28 passing for 250 yards and one touchdown, while the Cardinals ran for 242 yards.
"This is a big win for us," Strong said. "Anytime you come on the road, you want to get out of here with a win. We didn't play our best but it's a game against a rival and it's still a big win for us."
U of L's defense also showed up big.
The Cardinals held UK out of the end zone for the first three quarters, held the Wildcats to 0-for-13 on third down and allowed just 116 of the 376 yards in the first half.
The Cardinals, ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press poll, move to 3-0 on the season and will play Florida International next Saturday at home.
U of L has now won three in a row under Strong against UK and narrowed the gap in the series to 14-12. U of L has won seven of the past 11 meetings.
"It's a great feeling," Perry said. "Going against your rival, if final feels good to be the dominant, dominant team in the state."
DeVante Parker had a 130yard TD catch in the second quarter, while John Wallace booted field goals of 21 and 36 yards. Perry scored on runs of 1 and 36 yards for the Cardinals.
Preston Brown and James Burgess had seven tackles apiece for U of L.