It is the defining stat of this rivalry. One that has been repeated so often that it should be a mantra repeated in the locker rooms, a poster plastered on the walls.
For the team that has won in this series, the leading rusher has outrushed the entire other team in each of the past eight meetings.
We talk about that. But here’s a look back at the numbers.
2007: Rafael Little (UK) 151 yards, U of L 101
2006: Michael Bush (UL) 128 yards, UK 22
2005: Michael Bush (UL) 128 yards, UK 47
2004: Lionel Gates (UL) 112 yards, UK 66
2003: Eric Shelton (UL) 151 yards, UK 108
2002: Artose Pinner (UK) 87 yards, U o fL 55
2001: T.J. Patterson (UL) 72 yards, UK 58
2000: Tony Stallings (UL) 144 yards, UK 95