It will be a tough battle on the football field this weekend between the Cards and Cats.

Sunday is the battle of the Bluegrass - but Friday, Cards fans were getting ready for the matchup.

The pep rally was complete with the band and cheerleaders.  And the Cards say they're ready for the game.  Director of Football Operations Greg Brohm says, "This is a game we've been preparing for ever since the end of last season.  We aren't going to quit getting ready to play Kentucky

40,000 fans are expected at the season opener.  But there could be some traffic problems because the Ironman competition is the same day.