DFH “Guess the Score” Contest Results: Kentucky @ Louisville

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Overview:

On Saturday, November 26th, at 12:00 P.M. the Kentucky Wildcats will be on the road to take on the Louisville Cardinals.

The Crowd

“The Crowd” projects a final score of Louisville 36.8 – Kentucky 23.8 with an over/under of 60.5.

2016-17 Statistics (127 total teams):

Passing offense: Louisville 303.9 YPG > Kentucky 172.3 YPG

Rushing offense: Louisville 254.6 YPG > Kentucky 242.4 YPG

Scoring offense: Louisville 46.0 PPG > Kentucky 30.1 PPG

Scoring defense: Louisville 21.7 PPG > Kentucky 32.3 PPG

Passing defense: Louisville 193.0 YPG > Kentucky 226.6 YPG

Rushing defense: Louisville 99.2 YPG > Kentucky 216.3 YPG

Turnover Margin Per Game: Louisville -0.5 > Kentucky -0.9

Strength of schedule:

Louisville is (9-2) with wins over Wake Forest, Boston College, Charlotte, Syracuse, Florida State, Marshall, Duke, NC State, and Virginia.  Their losses came on the road against Clemson and Houston.  Kentucky is (6-5) with wins over Austin Peay, New Mexico State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and Missouri.  They were defeated by Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and Southern Miss.

Summary:

Louisville will look to rebound after Houston ended their hopes of a National Championship with a crushing defeat.  The Cardinals enter the game with the most prolific offense in college football and a defense that still ranks in the top 25.  Kentucky has lost two of their last three games and have struggled defensively all season.  Look for Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson to have a huge game against a poor Wildcats defense.  Kentucky is one of the better rushing teams in the country but they face a Louisville defense that is allowing fewer than 100 yards per game.  If Louisville stuffs the run this will be a blowout because Kentucky really struggles to throw the ball.  I like Louisville to rebound and win big at home.