Cats take down Louisville for first time in six years


Kentucky holds up the Governor’s Cup after defeating Louisville 41-38 on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

The past few years of the heated rivalry that is UK-Louisville, have seen nearly every game come down to the wire with the exception of last year. 

The 2016 edition of the Governors Cup was no different as the Cats used an Austin MacGinnis field goal with 12 seconds left to propel them past the No. 11 Cardinals 41-38

For the first time in six years, UK now holds control of the Governors Cup and will head into the postseason at 7-5. 

It is head coach Mark Stoops’ first win over the Cardinals in his four years at the helm of UK. And perhaps his biggest victory over the highly touted Cardinals which were led by Heisman Trophy frontrunner quarterback Lamar Jackson.