Louisville vs. Kentucky fearless prediction and game preview.
Louisville vs. Kentucky Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 30
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Kroger Field, Lexington, KY
Network: SEC Network
Louisville (7-4) vs. Kentucky (6-5) Game Preview
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Why Louisville Will Win
The defense might be a bit hit-or-miss, but the offense is going off.
The downfield passing game has opened up with the most efficient attack in the ACC – even better than Clemson’s – but the offense can still control the clock and is still great at dominating the time of possession battle.
The Cardinals have thrown for 200 yards or more in eight of their last ten games and averaged over ten yards per throw in all eight of those. Micale Cunningham is averaging more than 12 yards per pass in his last four games with 12 touchdown passes and just two picks.
Kentucky’s offense has been better and stronger lately and closing out drives with points, but it’s a one-dimensional attack. The Wildcat passing game only hit the 100-yard mark once in the last seven games, but …
Why Kentucky Will Win
The running game has been devastating.
The Wildcats had to adapt after injuries hit the quarterbacks, and WR Lynn Bowden took over under center and the ground attack took off – by necessity.
The offense has rushed for close to 300 yards or more five times in the last six games, and over 400 in each of the last two.
Louisville isn’t awful defensively compared to last year, but it’s hardly a rock, allowing close to five yards per carry and giving up multiple scores six times.
On the other side, the Cardinal offensive line is great for the ground game, but it’s allowing way too many plays in the backfield. UK’s pass rush is just good enough to bother Cunningham.
What’s Going To Happen
Kentucky needs to own the clock, keep the score relatively low, and can’t get into a shootout. The problem is that Louisville controls games, but in a different sort of way.
The Cardinals will take advantage of their offensive opportunities, and UK won’t quite be able to keep up the pace. The Wildcat running game will roll, but Louisville will be more effective. UofL’s defense will be a bit better on third downs.
Louisville vs. Kentucky Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 3.5
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