LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A lot of Cards fans were on UK territory Saturday! With the game kicking off at noon at Commonwealth, they were a common sight to see around town. Dozens of UofL fans filed in right beside people wearing Kentucky blue.
We mingled with the masses Saturday morning to talk about the importance of this one, big game.
"It's the in-state rival. This is the state. You got a little brother over there. They've had a heck of a year in all their sports. It's the rivalry in the state. This is what matters," explains UK fan Jay Osbourne.
Fans on both sides feared the game would be a close one. Kentucky and Louisville lovers poured onto UK's campus hours before the game started. All of them, however close the score got, confident their team would come out with a win.
"We're rivals. This is Louisville. We got little bitty red birds in blue Cat territory," said Terese Wright, a UK fan.
This is a heated rivalry, one Mayor Jim Gray and Louisville's Greg Fischer placed a friendly wager on. Some state leaders took advantage of the game as well. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he was out Saturday with a Kentucky Proud tailgate, featuring all locally grown foods.