LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Lamar Jackson accounted for 316 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Radcliff ran for two TDs and Louisville erased a 24-7 halftime deficit with 31 unanswered points for a 38-24 victory Saturday and fifth straight win over its in-state rival.
This Governor's Cup win was especially sweet for the Cardinals (7-5), who trailed 21-0 after one quarter behind two interceptions leading to 14 points. Jackson replaced Kyle Bolin at quarterback and the mobile freshman rallied Louisville with his arm and feet, accounting for 171 yards in the third quarter alone.
Jackson finished with 186 yards rushing and TDs of 16 and 13 yards on 17 carries. He also threw for 130 yards, including a 35-yard TD to James Quick.
The Cardinals' defense meanwhile clamped down to hold Kentucky (5-7) to 148 yards over the final three quarters and 291 overall in denying the Wildcats' postseason quest for a second consecutive season.