Missed opportunities. Bad tackling. Turnovers. Poor execution. These are the things that have been plaguing both teams in this contest for a while; the kind of things that drives a fanbase into massive hissy fits.
A offensive miscues (especially in the red zone) hindered Louisville, while Kentucky was beset with haphazard play on all sides of the ball. With Louisville marching down the field with only 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter, it appeared that the Kentucky defense was one more dumb play away from a disastrous loss. But finally — FINALLY! — the Kentucky defense got pressure on Louisville QB Justin Burke, forcing a tipped-pass INT caught by Sam Maxwell.
A penalty flag hit the field. Did the dumb happen? Yes, but *after* the interception. Kentucky runs down the clock but is forced to punt. The punt is apparently blocked, but another flag shows more Kentucky dumbness; a false start penalty kills the block.
Then its time for Burke to join the dumb parade, as he scrambles past the line of scrimmage and doesn’t even try to make it out-of-bounds. It leaves Louisville enough time for a desperation heave to the end zone, which falls incomplete.
And the Cardinal faithful have to be spazzing out: Despite forcing 3 Wildcat turnovers and basically owning the 3rd Quarter, leave Commonwealth field losers by the score of 31-27.
Count our lucky stars, Wildcat fans. In an interstellar burst, we are back to save the universe.