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LACETT | Cats look to slow Jackson, shock Louisville

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Kentucky is 30 minutes from claiming first place in the SEC East. Kentucky is 30 minutes from claiming first place in the SEC East.

LEXINGTON, KY. (WDRB) – For the first time in three years, the Kentucky Wildcats enter their regular season finale with Louisville, not having to worry about bowl eligibility.

The Wildcats took care of that Saturday with a win over Austin Peay.

What the Wildcats do have to worry about now however is stopping Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and as UK head coach Mark Stoops knows, that’s easier said than done.

“He is an exceptional athlete. I think maybe we shouldn’t have had all those interceptions in the game last year and would have kept him on the bench. That would have been the best thing that could’ve happened.”

For Kentucky yes, maybe then the Wildcats wouldn’t have blown a 21 nothing lead, before losing 38-24. Maybe then they could have ended a losing streak to the Cardinals that now goes back five games. Yes, the Cats have had trouble against Louisville recently, but they hope that’s all in the past.

“Well, every year is totally different. We know we had our opportunities but those are gone and if we get in the same position this year we have to learn to make the plays now.”

As far as Kentucky’s quarterback situation, Stoops says Stephen Johnson (Knee) is healthy and is ready go for Saturday.  

Kickoff at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is at noon.

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