This week brings about the end of the 2023 college football regular season, and with it, a big intrastate football rivalry – the 35th iteration of the Governor’s Cup – to conclude 13 weeks of play.
After clinching a spot in the ACC Football Championship, the Louisville Cardinals (10-1, 7-1 ACC) host the Kentucky Wildcats (6-5, 3-5 SEC) to continue their run as College Football Playoff dark horse hopefuls.
Kentucky has won five of the last six Governor’s Cup matchups and leads the all-time series 19-15 dating back to the two teams’ first meeting in 1912.
Here’s everything to know about the Week 13 clash.
Nov 18, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Jack Plummer (13) looks for a passing option against the Miami Hurricanes during the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
NCAAF odds: Louisville vs. Kentucky betting lines, trends
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Louisville vs. Kentucky predictions
Sporting News: Lay the points for Louisville
Caleb Tallman writes, “With the Governor’s Cup on the line, both teams will give it all they have. With that said, as long as Louisville does not lose the turnover battle, they are the better team and should score at will on a weak Kentucky defense.”
Lineups: Points will be hard to come by
William Schwartz writes, “This is a big game, but winning the ACC and putting themselves on the fringes of the College Football Playoff discussion is a higher priority. Louisville could easily be playing offense with one hand behind its back as they…