A compelling match up takes place today between Kentucky and Louisville. Both will be looking to win their first game of the season, and both teams have high-powered offenses that can put up numbers in a hurry.
Coming into this game, the Cardinals are ranked 25th in the nation. They have one of the better defenses in the Big East and they will need to utilize this come game time. They have a chance to excel in today's match up as well with their throwing and running game.
They will need Tedd Bridgewater to have a big game and find the open receivers down the field. This could then open up their running game, where they have found great success over the years. Louisville will look to try to pound the ball early in order to open up their passing game, which has made marketed this season.
Kentucky comes into this game as the underdogs, which could give them an edge in motivation. They want to prove to their fans that they can compete with the higher caliber of teams and pull off victory. Much has been made about their basketball team with them winning a national championship, and they want to prove that their football program is just as talented.
They need their quarterback Maxwell Smith to have a stellar game if they want to keep this game competitive. They have a tough road ahead of them this season, but it would be beneficial to them to start the season off right with a win.