Run and Shoot: Halftime: Louisville 21, Kentucky 19

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Halftime: Louisville 21, Kentucky 19

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The first half of the 2007 Governor's Cup did not disappoint. The half was evenly played, and should yield a competitive second half. Although Kentucky is an underdog, the Wildcats must feel disappointed to enter the locker room trailing by 2. Louisville has erased an early 13-0 UK lead.

The turning point of the half (and maybe the game) occurred with just over three minutes to play in the half. UK head coach Rich Brooks elected to go for it on fourth-and-one from outside the Louisville 30. Offensive coordinator Joker Phillips surprisingly called an option, and UK running back Rafael Little was blown up by a Louisville defender. The Cards took over possession and quickly drove 60-plus yards for the go-ahead score. If Louisville pulls away in the second half, Phillips' call will be questioned for a long time in the Bluegrass.

In the second half, UK might need another couple of turnovers, or at least will need Louisville to make a few mistakes. The UK defensive line was outstanding in the first half, but you would think U of L - now that it has the lead - will make it a priority to get its running game going in the second half.

Don't miss the first drive of the second half. UK would do well not to come up empty. If the Cats can at least get a field goal out of the drive - and retake the lead - the pressure would fall back on Louisville. However, if the Louisville defense comes up with a stop, the explosive Cardinal offense would have an opportunity to stretch the field - and the lead.

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