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Running the numbers on Kentucky-Louisville football

Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) escaped the tackle attempt by Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Jason Hatcher (6) as the University of Kentucky played the University of Louisville at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, November 28, 2015. This is fourth quarter action. Louisville won 38-24.
Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) escaped the tackle attempt by Kentucky Wildcats defensive end Jason Hatcher (6) as the University of Kentucky played the University of Louisville at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, November 28, 2015. This is fourth quarter action. Louisville won 38-24. Lexington Herald-Leader

Let’s do the numbers from Kentucky-Louisville:

▪ Louisville has won five straight, the first time that has been accomplished in the series since it began again in 1994. Louisville won four straight from 2003-2006. Kentucky won four straight from 2007-2010.

▪ First time Kentucky has lost a game under head coach Mark Stoops after leading at halftime. UK was up 24-7 at the half.

▪ It was the first time UK lost after leading at the half since Sept. 29, 2012. Kentucky led South Carolina 17-7 at the half only to lose 38-17.

▪ Kentucky's 92 yards rushing were its fewest in the Louisville game since rushing for 35 in 2011.

▪ Kentucky completed just nine passes, fewest since it completed just seven passes in the 1994 game, the year the rivalry was first renewed. The Cats completed seven of 14 passes for 116 yards in a 20-14 win that year. They were nine-of-26 for 199 yards this year.

▪ Kentucky completed just 34.6 percent of its passes, lowest since 33.3 against Florida (8-of-24) and second-lowest since the 2012 game at Arkansas when the Cats completed just 26.7 percent (4-of-15).

▪ Kentucky's 291 total yards was the fewest in the Louisville series since 290 in 2011.

▪ Kentucky had five straight three-and-outs in the second half.

▪ Kentucky allowed 314 yards rushing, most since it gave up 326 to Mississippi State last season.

▪ Louisville's 489 total yards was the second-most against UK this season. Mississippi State gained 586 yards.

▪ Louisville averaged 7.85 yards per rushing attempt, best by a Kentucky foe since Florida averaged 8.80 yards in 2011.

▪ Kentucky allowed 200-or-more rushing yards in five of its 12 games this season. UL-Lafayette rushed for 247, Mississippi State for 204, Tennessee for 249 and Georgia for 300.

▪ Dating back to 2009, Kentucky is 0-9 in games in which it has allowed 300-or-more rushing yards.

▪ Since coming to Kentucky, Mark Stoops is 2-11 in November.

▪ Bobby Petrino is now 7-1 vs Kentucky. He is 6-0 as the coach at Louisville, 1-0 as the coach at Western Kentucky and 0-1 as the coach at Arkansas.

▪ Kentucky has allowed 30-or-more points in 17 of the 36 games Stoops has coached at Kentucky. UK is 2-15 in those 17 games.

▪ Kentucky was outgained by 198 yards (489-to-281), the second-most this year. Georgia outgained UK by 210 (390-180).

▪ In his two games as a starting quarterback, Drew Barker completed 22 of 51 passes (41.3 percent) for 257 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.

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