LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky believes Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph gives the Wildcats a duo stout enough to anchor a solid run defense.
They certainly have the attention of No. 25 Louisville, which sees two huge obstacles in its quest to control the line of scrimmage.
After allowing 183.2 rushing yards per game in 2011, Kentucky's coaching staff spent the offseason and training camp building up their defensive line. The staff has praised the line's performance but will find out if Cobble, Rumph and company are up to the task Sunday against the Cardinals in Louisville.
The duo's ability to stifle the run and pressure Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is key for a defense that lost the Southeastern Conference leading tacklers: Danny Trevathan and Winston Guy.