The cards (no pun intended) were stacked against Kentucky. On the road, in a rivalry game, against the 11th ranked Lamar Jacksons; even the most devoted of Kentucky fans counted the Cats out. In arguably Kentucky Football’s biggest victory since defeating the top-ranked LSU Tigers in 2007, Kentucky ended the 5-year drought versus the Cards, as the Governor’s Cup returns to its rightful home in Lexington.
It has been 1,428 days since Louisville beat Kentucky in basketball & 364 days since Louisville beat Kentucky in football.
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) November 27, 2016
Have a day, BBN! Crack open a Budweiser, stuff your face with Thanksgiving leftovers, and bathe in the tears of Louisville fan’s on twitter.
Stephen Johnson is your game MVP
On the post-game show, Chester said it best, “I love that man.”
If you had told me Stephen Johnson would have a better game than the Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson, I, along with much of BBN would have hunched over in laughter. Johnson went for 16-27, 338 yards, 3 TD, and 1 INT. Louisville’s defense were able to limit Boom, Benny, and JoJo, but Johnson’s team-leading 83 rushing yards allowed Kentucky to maintain momentum, especially in 3rd and long situations.
Guys named Stevie Johnson must reeeally hate Louisville.
Eddie Gran called a helluva game
Anything you can do, I can do better. That’s what Eddie Gran said after Louisville ended their first drive with two big plays: a 42-yard bomb from Jackson, followed closely behind by a 19-yard Jackson TD run.
First offensive play from Kentucky, Stephen Johnson connected with Juice Johnson for a 75-yard touchdown. One play, and one play only, had Lamar Jackson and the Lousiville offense back out on the field.
Kentucky and Gran displayed a well-balanced offensive scheme, calling 43:29 rush to pass attempts.
What is most satisfying? That Kentucky didn’t win on some fluke, last-second play. Kentucky flat out beat the Dirty Birds. Take a look at ESPN’s statistical diagrams of the game.
Stoops’ offseason hiring of Gran has come to fruition. He’s here to stay, and we are thrilled to have him in the Bluegrass.
Console a Louisville Fan today
Kentucky football before and after they beat Louisville pic.twitter.com/3nFXad08BC
— Nolan Clark (@nolanclark01) November 26, 2016
University of Kentucky fans are pure band wagoners and cancer
— Toilet Bowl (@MrBigMoonStar) November 26, 2016
Kentucky fans acting like they won the goddamn super bowl.
— Ramona Daisy (@RamonaDaisy80) November 26, 2016
NBA Cats in action tonight
Five of the eight NBA games on Sunday will feature former Wildcats, highlighted by a Cat vs. Cat matchup in the Denver at Phoenix game at 3:30pm.
Kentucky Basketball tips off tomorrow in Bahamas
Top-ranked Kentucky is in the Bahamas to take on (4-2) Arizona State Sun Devils tomorrow night on ESPN2 at 7:00pm.
Derek Willis and Isaiah Briscoe’s statuses for the game are still unclear. While both key pieces have been setback by injuries, look for Kentucky to continue its offensive surge without their senior and sophomore team leaders.
Beating ASU will be doubly sweet. Coached by former Duke point guard Bobby Hurley, Kentucky fans will be reminded tomorrow that UK>Duke.
Briscoe takes the ðŸ by a foot. pic.twitter.com/tBlCBt2MGz
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) November 26, 2016