Louisville Falls to Rival Kentucky

 

 

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Austin MacGinnis' 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining gave Kentucky a 41-38 upset of No. 11 Louisville on Saturday and helped the Wildcats win the Governor's Cup for the first time since 2010.

Louisville appeared headed for a go-ahead score late in the game before Heisman frontrunner Lamar Jackson's fumble at Kentucky's 10 was recovered by the Wildcats' Courtney Love. Stephen Johnson then led Kentucky (7-5) downfield and into position for MacGinnis' game-winning kick that eventually ended a five-game losing streak in the series.

Jackson's desperation heave from deep in Louisville territory was intercepted by Mike Edwards, his second of the game, to spark a wild celebration among the Wildcats and their fans.

Jackson likely could have wrapped up the Heisman with his record-setting day, but a second-consecutive loss might impact the race.

Jackson tallied his school-record eighth 100-yard rushing game and broke the Louisville mark for rushing yards. His four touchdowns also broke the Atlantic Coast Conference single-season record (51), but the Cardinals (9-3) were left with their second straight loss.