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A look back at the series between Louisville and Kentucky prior to Saturday's Governor's Cup game

Cardinal Authority will provide a weekly look at the series between the University of Louisville and that week's opponent. Well, this week is a rivalry week. It's the Governor's Cup game between Louisville and Kentucky on Saturday.

It's Governor's Cup week.

The Louisville Cardinals will host the Kentucky Wildcats in a rivalry game on Saturday at noon in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The series is tied at 14 but the Cardinals have dominated recently, winning five straight games in the series.

"I look forward to the week of preparation," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. "We've settled into this being the last weekend of the season on rivalry weekend. I think it's good for us. It's good for the state and we're excited about it."

Kentucky had won four in a row in the series but the Cardinals won 24-17 in 2011 to start the current streak.

The last two years the Cardinals won coming from behind, with Kyle Bolin leading the charge two years ago. Last season, the Cardinals fell behind 21-0 but rallied behind Lamar Jackson's 316 yards and three TDs.

U of L is 5-6 at home, while 9-8 on the road in the series.


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