Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NCAAF

Kentucky throttles Louisville behind Will Levis’ 4 TDs

Kentucky throttles Louisville behind Will Levis’ 4 TDs

Will Levis threw for 149 yards and ran for a school-record-tying four touchdowns to lead Kentucky to a 52-21 victory over host Louisville in a nonconference game on Saturday.

Levis went 14-for-18 passing and ran for 113 yards, including scoring runs of 29, 7, 5 and 1 yards.

His four rushing touchdowns tied the school record for the university’s modern era (1946- present) that’s shared by six other Wildcats, most recently by Lynn Bowden against Louisville in 2019.

Kentucky (9-3) posted just its second nine-win regular season since 1984 and first since 2018. Louisville dropped to 6-6.

Chris Rodriguez ran for 121 yards and a score on 16 carries for Kentucky, while Wan’Dale Robinson had nine receptions for 97 yards and Josh Ali added four catches for 48 yards. Kentucky outgained Louisville 511-352.

Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham went 12-for-20 passing for 145 yards, in addition for rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown. Jalen Mitchell rushed for a team-high 53 yards on 11 carries.

Leading 14-7 after the first quarter, Kentucky put the game away in the second quarter.

After Matt Ruffolo connected on a 43-yard field goal with 8:46 left in the quarter, Levis scored on a five-yard run with 1:53 remaining to extend the lead to 24-7 at halftime.

Kentucky opened the third quarter by going 75 yards in seven plays, capped by Levis’ 1-yard run that extended the Wildcats’ lead to 31-7. Rodriguez’s two-yard run pushed the lead to 38-7 with 3:18 left in the quarter.

Kavosiey Smoke’s 13-yard touchdown run up the middle made it 45-7 less than two minutes into the fourth quarter.

After Louisville’s Josh Johnson caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Evan Conley, La’Vell Wright answered for Kentucky with a 41-yard touchdown run with 3:54 remaining to make it 52-14.

Kentucky needed just six plays to open the scoring, as Levis burst up the middle for a 29-yard touchdown run and a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.

The Cardinals tied the game 10 plays later, when Cunningham scored on a two-yard run to cap a 75-yard drive with 7:30 left in the first quarter.

But Levis answered on Kentucky’s ensuing possession, as his seven-yard run capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive with 1:18 left in the opening quarter.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PlayAction Podcast

PlayAction Pod | UMass Legend Marcus Camby

NCAAB

UMass and NBA legend Marcus Camby announced the release of his new beer, a New England IPA produced by White Lion Brewing Company in...

PlayAction Pod | USA Today’s Lorenzo Reyes
PlayAction Pod | USA Today’s Lorenzo Reyes

NFL

Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today joins the show 0:30: Lorenzo talks about how many times Christian saved his ass when he was a college...

Talking Non-Profits, Bills, Josh Allen & More With The Buffalo Sports Nerd
Talking Non-Profits, Bills, Josh Allen & More With The Buffalo Sports Nerd

NFL

  Colt Schroeder, aka the Buffalo Sports Nerd, joins the show to talk about the Bills’ season thus far, the rest of their schedule, their...

Previewing Ohio St.-Penn St. With Buckeye Scoop
Previewing Ohio St.-Penn St. With Buckeye Scoop

NCAAF

Kevin Noon of BuckeyeScoop.com joins the show to preview this week’s Ohio State-Penn State game. 0:51: Noon talks about how Ohio State has been able to...

Previewing Florida-#1 Georgia With Gator Country
Previewing Florida-#1 Georgia With Gator Country

NCAAF

  Andrew Spivey of GatorCountry.com joins the show to preview Florida’s game against #1 Georgia. 0:44: Spivey talks about the wide-open 2021 College Football season. 1:28:...

Talking Bucs & SNF With Paul Atwal
Talking Bucs & SNF With Paul Atwal

NFL

Paul Atwal of PewterReport.com, who is also well known under the Twitter handle @HossYJuke joins the show to talk about what he’s seen so far this...

Georgia-Arkansas Preview With WholeHogSports
Georgia-Arkansas Preview With WholeHogSports

NCAAF

Richard Davenport of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and WholeHogSports.com joins the show to preview Saturday’s Top 10 showdown between #8 Arkansas and #2 Georgia. 0:35: Davenport explains why he’s...

Georgia-Arkansas Preview With DawgPost
Georgia-Arkansas Preview With DawgPost

NCAAF

DawgPost.com’s Matt DeBary joins the show to preview Saturday’s Top 10 tilt between #2 Georgia & #8 Arkansas. 0:40: DeBary talks about why the Bulldogs...