Are you ready for some football? Not until you see all of the numbers you need to know for the 2021 edition of the Governor’s Cup.
3 — Wins each for Kentucky and Louisville since the Governor’s Cup moved to the final weekend of the college football season. It’s only the second time Kentucky has entered the game ranked.
3.5 — Straight games missed by Jordan Wright. Kentucky’s havoc creating edge rusher is expected to return Saturday night vs. Louisville.
5 — Nine-win seasons by Kentucky since 1949. A win today will give UK a sixth nine-win season and the second in four years.
5.49 — Yards per carry by Louisville ranks No. 7 nationally. Kentucky is nine spots lower at No. 16, gaining 5.28 yards per carry.
6 — Receptions by Wan’Dale Robinson will set a new Kentucky single-season record. He’s currently second in single-season receiving yards, 245 behind Craig Yeast’s 1998 season.
6.46 — Yards per play by Kentucky ranks No. 21 nationally.
11 — Kentucky Wildcats are from Louisville. Only two Cardinals from from Lexington.
14 — Straight non-conference wins by Kentucky, the second-longest streak in the FBS. They can extend that streak to 15 today.
22 — Turnovers lost by Kentucky this fall. Only four teams have committed more turnovers than the Cats.
69.7 — Percent of Louisville’s offensive production Malik Cunningham is responsible for. The Louisville quarterback has gained 3,522 total yards this fall and 36 touchdowns.
31— Points Louisville has been out-scored by in the fourth quarter this season. The Cards blew three double digit fourth quarter leads to lose to Clemson, NC State and Virginia.
78 — Combined points Kentucky has won by in the last two meetings against Louisville.
110 — Pounds the Governor’s Cup weighs. It cost $23,000 for Kroger to commission the trophy in 1994.