VAUGHT: Smith eager to face Cards

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Louisville native Alfonso Smith didn't try to hide his eagerness to play Louisville. "I am counting right now. I am focused on Louisville right now. I am going to watch film and anything else I can do. The countdown has begun," said the sophomore running back as soon as UK beat Kent State.

"We are just going to come out and play hard. We have won seven of our last eight games and beat two ranked opponents in Clemson and Georgia. So we know we can come out and do it. We just have to play focused and have less mistakes than Louisville does." Smith readily admits this is a special game to him. He also admits he has been looking forward to the game for...