Found October 12, 2012 on Throw The Flag:
The Louisville Cardinals begin conference play this week when they visit the Pittsburgh Panthers. With the Big East only housing eight teams this season, the Cardinals haven’t had to play a conference foe until now. Even so, they’re the highest-ranked team in the Big East and – at least so far – appear to be in the best shape to win it. As they visit Pittsburgh this weekend, they’re not exactly sure what they’re up against. On one hand the Panthers have been horrendous at times this season. They have a home loss to Youngstown State and embarrassing road losses in Cincinnati and Syracuse. At the same time, they also crushed Virginia Tech at home, who was then ranked No. 13. The Cardinals are coming off a bye week and should be very prepared for their trip to Heinz Field. They are going to need to dominate the line of scrimmage on defense and make sure that the Panthers can get their running game going. That seems to be the make-or-break point with the Panthers: if they can run, they ...

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