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Kentucky Football Star Has A Message For Louisville Fans

View from the corner of Kroger Field's end zone section during a Kentucky football game.

The Kentucky-Louisville football rivalry may not have the same level of prestige as its basketball counterpart, but the players certainly see it as such.

Case in point: Kentucky wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. had a message for Louisville fans heading into the big game.

Speaking to the media, Bowden compared the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry to the Browns-Steelers NFL rivalry - one with a lot of heat and mutual hatred.

But the Steelers have historically dominated that rivalry, and the reporters took note of that.

When asked which of the two teams he sees Kentucky as being, Bowden replied, "Yeah, we're the Steelers."

He was then asked if he had a message for the Louisville fans:

Stay where y'all at. Don't jump on our band(wagon)

Despite Bowden's bravado, there's rarely ever been a dominant team in the Governor's Cup rivalry. In fact, Louisville has been the better team in recent years, winning six of the last eight.

The Cardinals have not lost in Lexington since 2009. And the series is almost even with Kentucky leading 16-15 all-time.

Kentucky is 6-5 on the season and are bowl eligible for the fourth year in a row. Louisville, meanwhile, is 7-4 - a five-game turnaround from last year.

Will the Wildcats assert themselves as the state of Kentucky's dominant team next weekend?