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Governor’s Cup Numbers You Need to Know, Presented by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

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Zero — Field goals made by Ryan Chalifoux since an injury forced him into action four games ago. His only attempt was from 40+ yards out. He’s 16/18 on extra points but he has thrown a touchdown on a fake.

2009 — The last time Kentucky beat Louisville at home. The 31-27 win was Rich Brooks’ third-straight victory over Louisville and the last time the Cats would face Steve Kragthorpe.

2 — Times Lamar did the Heisman pose, then fumbled.

4.77 — Yards per carry by UofL opponents, ranked 99th in America.

6 — Points Kentucky will win by according to SP+. The ESPN metric calls for a 32-26 UK win, which doesn’t sound too far off and it covers the spread.

6.44 — Kentucky yards per carry since Lynn Bowden took over the offense, the third-best mark in America.

15 — Consecutive games a UK opponent has been held to 30 points or less, the longest streak in the country. Conversely, Louisville has let its opponents score 30 points or more seven times this season.

30 — Sacks Louisville’s offensive line has allowed this season. They ranked 108th in America even though they only throw it 20 times a game.

46 — Points Kentucky beat Louisville by the last time the two teams met.

48.89 — Yards per punt by Max Duffy, the best in the nation. Louisville’s Mason King is pretty good too. A team captain, the St. X grad averages just over 42 yards a punt.

152 — Yards Javian Hawkins needs to set UofL’s single-season rushing record by a running back.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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