Ten players to watch in Governor's Cup [Sports]

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By Josh Cook

Perhaps you've heard a thing or two about Saturday's showdown between the football teams from the universities of Kentucky and Louisville.

If you plan on going, or watching on TV, here are the 10 players you should pay attention to:

1. Randall Cobb (Kentucky) - The junior wide receiver/quarterback/kick returner/wherever-he-wants-to-play is a threat to score every time he gets the football in his hands.

2. Derrick Locke (Kentucky) - The senior tailback returned a kickoff 100 yards against the Cards last year, so you know he's capable of a big play. Oh by the way he also rushed for 907 yards and six touchdowns.

3. Bilal Powell (Louisville) - The senior running back has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his career, can he sustain that for one game against the archrival Wildcats? If the Cards are going to have a chance to win the game they are going to have to run the ball well. Very well. He rushed for 392 and four touchdowns last season.

4. Brandon Heath (Louisville) - The senior linebacker was one of only two defensive starters that UofL coach Charlie Strong knew for sure at the team's media day. He has a reputation for being a hard-hitter, so he might be capable of causing a fumble for two. He had 48 tackles and two interceptions last season.

5. DeQuin Evans (Kentucky) - The senior defensive end led the Cats in tackles for loss (12 1/2) and sacks (six) last season could have a major impact on the game if he can get to UofL quarterback Adam Froman. 

6. Doug Beaumont (Louisville) - Will this be the day that the senior wide receiver scores his first career touchdown for the Cards?

7. Mike Hartline (Kentucky) - The senior quarterback won the starting job back in the spring after missing the end of last season with a knee injury. He beat the Cards last year, can he do it again? The chances go up tenfold if he can regularly get the ball to Cobb.

8. Adam Froman (Louisville) - "The Sausage King of Chicago" won the three-way battle for the starting job. He played well at times last season and looked good in the spring game. He'll have to duplicate that against the Cats.

9. Vic Anderson (Louisville) - The rugged junior running back would love nothing more than to give his hometown team a victory over UK on Saturday. He ran for 110 yards and a touchdown last season against the Cats.

10. Dominique Brown (Louisville) - The freshman quarterback is definitely a wildCard, as well as UofL's version of Cobb. He could very easily not see the field at all, or he might score the game-winning touchdown.

Photo courtesy UK athletics

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