GRR: University of Kentucky
Kentucky secured the 2023 NCR D1AA title with an impressive showing Saturday in Houston, defeating Louisville 43-26.
Kentucky was in command into the final 20 minutes before a stirring Louisville comeback caused some frazzled nerves, but in the end playing fast, controlling the field position, and being tenacious on defense put the Wildcats in position to lift the trophy.
It’s an all-Kentucky NCR D1AA final after Louisville garnered revenge for the 2022 championship loss to Virginia Tech, and Kentucky unleashed the Wildcat on Boston College.
So Saturday in Houston it will be Louisville vs Kentucky for the NCR title.
Well we saw the NCR D1AA quarterfinals produce a few nailbiters, and it's likely we'll see more with the semifinals.
Your NCR D1AA last four are Louisville, Boston College, Kentucky, and two-time defending champions Virginia Tech.
The GRR DIAA rankings, which include teams not in NCR, list Kentucky at #1, VT at #2, and Louisville #4 after they erased losses to Bowling Green and Western Michigan by beating both in their conference playoffs. And BC are ranked #12.