Louisville has been horrendous defensively, and they are stepping up in class to face a Kentucky team that may have the best quarterback in the SEC, so look for an upset.
I am siding with Rich Brooks's Kentucky Wildcats at home in a shocker Saturday over the nationally ranked Louisville Cardinals.
While I am impressed with quarterback Brohn of Louisville, there is little else that I like about them, as I think they are way overrated. Allowing Middle Tennessee St. to run up over 555 yards on them and allow a staggering 9.1 yards per carry at home is unforgivable, and it is also a sign of trouble on the horizon. The Cardinals are taking a big step up in class here against big brother in-state rival Kentucky, which has a stud quarterback of their own and a balanced attack as well.
Wildcats quarterback Woodson has impressive numbers, with a 68 percent completion rate, 5 touchdowns and no picks, helping to account for the 2-0 start by Kentucky. Woodson has not has an interception in 206 passing attempts, and he can run the ball as well. In time, he may develop into the best quarterback in the SEC. The Wildcats will trade punches on offense in this contest, and have a better defense, which is not that difficult when you consider the Cards’ deplorable performances so far this year.
The Wildcats have also racked up over 500 yards on the ground in their first two games, and they are playing with quadruple revenge and some serious beat downs by their hated rival in that mix. Kentucky railed a Kent State team that went into Ames, Iowa and beat Iowa State, which proves they were no pasty in my mind, and they racked up 56 points on them!
I am not sold on Louisville in any way, and playing a good and underrated Kentucky team on the road here laying a number with the way their defense has played, I will take the points. This one is a shootout, and I am calling for an outright win by Kentucky.
Free Pick: Kentucky +5