Local News
3:59 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Retain Governor's Cup, Beat Kentucky Wildcats 27-13

Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards and No. 7 Louisville scored on four consecutive drives to pull away from rival Kentucky for a 27-13 victory on Saturday.

The Cardinals' defense forced three turnovers, including two in their territory to preserve a win that required more work after easy wins over Ohio and Eastern Kentucky.

Bridgewater connected with DeVante Parker for a 13-yard touchdown just before halftime that opened things up for Louisville (3-0).

Perry followed with second-half TD runs of 1 and 36 yards sandwiched around John Wallace's 21-yard field goal that provided a cushion.

Perry finished with 100 yards on 11 carries while Bridgewater completed 16 of 28 attempts to help the Cardinals earn their third straight Governor's Cup.

Louisville hosts Florida International next Saturday. Kentucky resumes play on September 28 against visiting Florida.

In other action Saturday, Indiana improved to 2-1 with a 42-10 home victory over Bowling Green. The Hoosiers take on Missouri next Saturday in Bloomington.