It’s amazing the think but the modern UK-UL series is quickly approaching it’s 20th anniversary, and in that time there have been some real classic games. Both schools have wins that their fans will forever remember, but when it comes to my favorite game in the series, it is actually the first one held on enemy turf: the opening of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 1998. It was an incredibly hot day in the state that day, but no one was hotter than Tim Couch, who threw for an unofficial 829 yards and 14 touchdowns. While those stats might not be official, the final score was:
Kentucky 68, Louisville 34
68 points. On your chief rival’s opening of their brand new field. Louisville might be able to say they hold an advantage in the overall series. But I do think it is cool to FOREVER be able to claim to have won the first ever game on their home turf. And not just win the game, but win the game by 34 points. And absolutely run it up on them, like you should do on a rival. I am not sure the Air Raid offense under Mumme ever worked better than it did that day, but there is no doubt that it was the sweetest win of the Mumme era. And that includes beating Alabama in my opinion. So, that is my favorite UK-UL win, what it yours?