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Louisville looks to remain king of Bluegrass State

Sep 15, 2007 - 11:49 AM No. 9 Louisville (2-0) at Kentucky (2-0) 7:30 pm EDT

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Before turning their attention to the Big East Conference, Brian Brohm and Louisville have a little in-state business to take care of.

Brohm leads the ninth-ranked Cardinals into Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday for a Governor's Cup matchup with Bluegrass State rival Kentucky.

A possible No. 1 overall pick in next year's NFL draft, Brohm threw for a career-high 401 yards and five touchdowns last Thursday as the Cardinals defeated Middle Tennessee, 58-42, to improve to 2-0 on the campaign.

Brohm had passed for 375 yards and four TDs in Louisville's 73-10 season-opening romp over Football Championship Subdivision squad Murray State.

The Cardinals lead the nation in scoring (65.5 points) and total offense (692.0 yards) through two weeks.

Louisville, which is in its first season under former Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe, begins defense of its Big East crown next week against Syracuse.

Kentucky followed up a 50-10 win over Eastern Kentucky with a 56-20 victory over Kent State last Saturday.

Andre Woodson threw for two touchdowns and John Conner ran for a pair of scores for the Wildcats, who open Southeastern Conference play next weekend at No. 16 Arkansas.

Louisville has won the last four meetings and seven of the last eight in a series that Kentucky leads, 10-9.

The Cardinals also have won four straight in Lexington and have not lost here since 1997.