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The Cardinal Connect:
It wasn’t the best start, but overall, I think the Louisville football program had a very good afternoon. A 21-point third quarter pushed Charlie Strong and the Cardinals past Pittsburgh 45-35.
Not only did Louisville beat Pitt for the first time since 2007, they scored more points today than they have all season. The senseless penalties and poor special teams play had me concerned at halftime, but the second half was a completely different story. I’m not sure what was said in the locker room at half-time, but I want in on it.
I think Louisville’s defense in the second half was as good as we’ve seen all season. For the first time this year, we saw consistent pressure on the quarterback. Lorenzo Mauldin’s two second half sacks were huge.
Senorise Perry and DeVante Parker stole the show this afternoon for the Louisville offense. Perry had 12 carries for 101 yards and a career high four touchdowns on the day. DeVante had just four catches but finished with 153 yards and a touchdown. I’...
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The initial BCS rankings for the 2012 college football season were released on Sunday afternoon. For the first time since the 2006 season, Louisville was ranked in the top 25, coming in at No. 16.
Although there is still a lot of work to be done this year, being ranked No. 16 in the initial BCS poll is a big deal for the program. Its remarkable how quickly Charlie Strong has been...
Had some doubts on this road trip, starting with the rental car with a license plate from Arkansas. Bad omen for a University of Louisville football fan.We would arrive in Pittsburgh five days later after a whirlwind tour of northern shores of Ohio and Pennsylvania, all bundled up, three to four layers the temperatures hovering between 35 and 40 degrees. Ready for anything, not really...
There's a time and place for light shows, videos and thumping music.
Just not Saturday at Louisville's first scrimmage.
In fact, the atmosphere at KFC Yum! Center felt more like a midseason Big East Conference game than the public scrimmage it was, and that was no accident given the Cardinals' expectations of winning a national championship.
After losing to in-state...
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...
It took Charlie Strong less than three years to put together an impressive turnaround at Louisville.
There's still one thing on his to-do list: Beat Pittsburgh.
The No. 18 Cardinals (5-0, 0-0 Big East) have just one shot left. And they'll have to get up early to do it on Saturday when they face the Panthers (2-3, 0-2) at 11 a.m.
''I like that,'' Strong...
Louisville junior Luke Hancock scared some fans by sitting on the bench with ice on his shoulder in the final minutes of the Red-White scrimmage. But he said he's "just fine" after the Red team beat the White 74-58.
Louisville enters Saturday's Big East Conference opener at Pittsburgh unbeaten and seeking some national respect.
The No. 18 Cardinals have been ranked all season and are 5-0 for the first time since 2006. But after losses by eight teams ahead of them - including LSU, Florida State, Georgia and Texas last weekend - they have moved up just seven spots.
That's added motivation...