Kentucky and Louisville reportedly extend football series
The Governor’s Cup will continue to be the final game of the regular season for Kentucky and Louisville for the foreseeable future.
The two schools have signed a contract to extend the yearly series through the 2027 season, according to a report from FBSchedules.com. The Wildcats and Cardinals have played annually since 1994, and they’ve met in the regular-season finale every year since 2014.
Kentucky and Louisville have had a back-and-forth series in recent years, alternating wins the past four seasons. The Wildcats notched a 56-10 win in 2018, taking the all-time series lead at 16-15.
The rivalry matchup alternates between Louisville and Lexington as the host site, and that will continue with the contract that extends the series through 2027.
This year, Kentucky hosts the matchup as it looks to beat Louisville for the third time in four seasons. The game takes place at Kroger Field on Nov. 30.
While the Wildcats will likely be favored to beat the Cardinals again this year, Louisville could play a more competitive game than last season. The Cardinals dropped their season opener to Notre Dame 35-17, but they had some positive takeaways from head coach Scott Satterfield’s debut.
Kentucky opened the season with a 38-24 win over Toledo as it looks to be competitive in the SEC East again this year.