One of the more interesting matchups for the SEC this weekend was the in-state rivalry game of Kentucky vs Louisville. Adding another element of intrigue was the debut of head coaches Joker Phillips and Charlie Strong. Both guys are respected in the game and unfortunately, only one could win their opening game.
Derrick Locke dominated the first quarter with two touchdown runs putting the Cats up early. Randall Cobb had a big 51 yard play in the second quarter. Louisville made it interesting late with three minutes to go by bringing the score closer than the game really was if you happened to watch the game.
Here are three good things we saw for the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend:
- Mike Hartline managed the game well. Nothing spectacular but an overall solid game. We’re starting to like Mike.
- The UK dual threat of Cobb and Locke performed well. Cobb had 80 yards rushing on 4 carries with a touchdown. Locke had 104 yards of rushing and two touchdowns.
- Pass defense looked good, although the passing attack from Louisville was nothing to write home about.
For further analysis, be sure to check out this article from A Sea of Blue.
Kentucky welcomes Western Kentucky for their home opener this Saturday.