Big Blue Links for Sunday:
– Jennifer Smith of H-L reports that mistakes hurt the Cats as they fell to Louisville for the third straight year, this time 27-13.
– My column says that Kentucky showed some growth Saturday, but considering the schedule, there’s going to be plenty of pain. After the off week comes Florida, South Carolina, then Alabama.
– Mark Story of the H-L asks where Kentucky goes from here at quarterback. My guess: Jalen Whitlow.
– Jen Smith’s notes lead with Maxwell Smith saying his injured shoulder will be fine for the Florida game on Sept. 28.
– Ben Roberts of the H-L writes that true freshman running back Jojo Kemp showed he deserves more carries. The Florida native gained 80 yards on his five attempts Saturday.
– Mark Maloney of the H-L writes that Louisville pulled together to run past Kentucky in the second half.
– Extra points: How Louisville beat Kentucky.
– Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal writes that Charlie Strong’s halftime message got through to the seventh-ranked Cards.
– Adam Himmelsbach of the C-J writes that Louisville’s running back trio seized the offensive spotlight. Senorise Perry rushed for exactly 100 yards.
– Jojo Kemp offers a reason for UK hope, writes Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal.
– Eric Crawford of WDRB says there were few style points, but Louisville got the win. Since the series re-started in 1994, Louisville has beaten UK 12 of the 20 games.
– Rick Bozich of WDRB writes that Kentucky missed opportunities but inspired optimism.
– Alex Forkner of the Kentucky Kernel says UK’s offensive playmakers struggled against Louisville.
– Matt Overing of the Kernel says UK’s turnovers and offensive troubles added up to a loss to Louisville.
– Guy Ramsey of Cat Scratches says Mark Stoops could see improvement behind Saturday’s mistakes.
– Brett Dawson of Cats Illustrated says UK was sturdy early, but Louisville’s talent prevailed.
– Terry Bridgewater says Louisville learned to respect its opponent, reports Keith Taylor of the Winchester Sun.
– Jon Hale of KyForward writes that Louisville overcame Kentucky’s defensive surprises.
– Kentucky showed a better defense this time around, says Larry Vaught of the Danville Advocate-Messenger.
– Mark Ennis of Card Chronicle says Louisville’s 27-13 win was the end of the beginning.
– Teddy Bridgewater and Senorise Perry pace the Cards to victory, writes Gary Graves of the AP.
– Louisville football backs up a strong statement again, writes Tim Sullivan of the C-J.
– Twenty nerd notes from UK’s loss to Louisville, from my blog.