Kentucky open with 32-14 loss to No. 25 Louisville

By Teresa M. Walker

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Sept. 2 2012 7:10 p.m. MDT

Kentucky started promisingly, driving 34 yards to Louisville's 41 before the drive stalled on consecutive passes that started slowly and gained little yardage. The Wildcats then forced the Cardinals to start from their 1 when Kai Dominguez fumbled a line-drive punt after being hit by Martarvius Neloms.

After Bridgewater and Wright rallied the Cardinals from that initial setback, they made it 15-7 on Perry's run and 22-7 on Wright's 14-yarder. Freshman John Wallace added a 22-yard field and Wright capped it with another 1-yard run.

King caught a 5-yard TD pass from Smith in the third quarter to cut the lead, but the tone had been set and the Wildcats just tried to stay within sight of a Louisville team intent on distancing itself.

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