Kentucky Key Player
Benny Snell is the obvious choice, but it’s the correct one. In order for Kentucky to maintain any momentum tomorrow, they’re going to have to be able to run the ball. If they can run the ball, they accomplish two things: Controlling the tempo, and keeping the ball out of Lamar Jackson’s hands. If they can do that, they’ll win this game.
Louisville Key Player
If you say anyone but Lamar Jackson, you don’t watch college football. Lamar Jackson is the best player we’ve seen in CFB for as long as I can remember. The only reason Louisville is any good this season is because of this man. He’s done it all on his own this season, and if Louisville has any chance of winning tomorrow, it’s going to have to go through him.
GAME PREVIEW AND ANALYSIS
To start, it has to be mentioned that the fact Kentucky is a 10-point underdog is just blasphemous. The Cats beat a much better Louisville team last year at their house. This season, Kentucky comes into the game with a better record (7-4) and a better overall team. Yet, somehow they’re the underdogs at home.
Not only do these guys think they can beat Louisville, they believe they’re the better team. They’re right. Kentucky loves being the underdog. It puts a chip on their shoulder. If Kentucky is ever going to gain any respect from anyone, they need to win this game tomorrow.
With that being said, it’s not going to be easy. The Lamar Cardinals (I know what I did right there) have been on fire for the past couple of weeks. Lamar has had 450 yards passing, 250 yards rushing and eight total touchdowns. Jackson is easily the most talented player in college football, and the fact that he’s not even considered for the Heisman is a crime.
In order for Kentucky to win, they’re going to need to keep the ball out of Lamar’s hands. They’re going to have to run the ball. Luckily, the Cards have one of the worst rushing defenses in the country. This game has the perfect setup to be shootout.
As far as predictions go, it’s hard to predict these games. There’s so much hate between these two schools, so both teams come in with so much juice to play this game. Kentucky celebrated hardcore on Louisville’s field last year, and you better believe the Cards have that in the back of their mind during tomorrow’s game. Lamar still says that the worst moment of his college career was the famous fumble in last years game that allowed Kentucky to drive down the field and win.
Despite all of the hate, there has to be a winner. I believe this game is going to go down to the wire with both teams scoring over 50 points. The Cats will win this game with a score of 56-51. L’S DOWN!!