TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 25: Coach Charlie Strong of the Louisville Cardinals yells after a fourth-quarter touchdown against the South Florida Bulls November 25, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Cardinals won 34 - 24. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats begin their 2012 seasons against each other on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Follow @SBNationCFB
Kentucky and Louisville meet up for the 2012 season opener with the Cardinals as the favorite to win this in-state rivalry matchup. Louisville is being picked by some to win the Big East this season, for what it's worth. But this year's campaign starts with the Wildcats, who are getting 50/1 odds to win the East and 200/1 to win the SEC.
Even though the Cardinals are a favorite, opening the season with a win over an SEC opponent will be good for them if they can make it happen. Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is certainly interested to see how his unit is going to come out:
"When the lights come on, people start cheering and you hear 'My Old Kentucky Home,' you don't know what's going to happen. They might start crying. I might needs some Pampers," Bedford quipped. "I don't know what they are going to do."
Game time, TV channel: 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
For more on Cats football, visit Kentucky blog A Sea Of Blue, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills. For more on Cardinals football, visit Louisville blog Card Chronicle, plus Big East blog Big East Coast Bias
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