Found October 13, 2012 on
Louisville Card Game:
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 knowing what to expect from a oft struggling 5-0 team.Pitt would make us wonder again about a Charlie Strong offense, starting with the first drive, yielding 83 yards on eight play for a touchdown barely three minutes into the game. But Teddy Bridgewater was wide awake for the 11 a.m. game, connecting on his first four passing attempts, Senorise Perry finishing the drive with a six-yard run.Bridgewater would remove any doubts about his abilities to throw long or to find DeVante Parker, finding on the first play of the second half with a long, winding spiral on a play that could cover 75 yards. Those two would hook up again three more times for a total of 154 yards. The Louisville quarterback would also find eight other receivers on the way to 304 passing yards.Senorise Perry would rush for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in the 45-35 win that ended a four-game losing streak to Pittsburgh and a possible end of the series for a while.Got to do something about that kicking game. Soon. Blocked punts, short kickoffs, abbreviated kick returns are not healthy.As one heads back to Louisville, one is relieved, wondering why there was doubt, knowing this team, as young as it is, will continue to live on the edge. The days of running over teams ended with the guy who wound up in and got ran out of Arkansas.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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...
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.
University of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater said he’s excited to get back on the field after two wins in bad weather and a week off. The sophomore will lead the Cardinals into an 11 a.m. kickoff on Saturday at Pittsburgh.
In his weekly press conference on Monday, Paul Chryst talked about what makes Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater so dangerous. Today, he talks about why the Cardinal defense is so good. Also, one last injury briefing before kickoff.
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...
Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to help No. 18 Louisville race by Pittsburgh 45-35 on Saturday.
Teddy Bridgewater passed for 304 yards for the Cardinals (6-0, 1-0 Big East), including a 75-yard score to Devante Parker on the first play of the second half as Louisville continued its best start since 2006.
Parker's score came in the middle...
University of Louisville junior running back Senorise Perry was named Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. U of L coach Charlie Strong talked about Perry’s efforts, updated the media on some injuries and also said the Cardinals have to stay focused this week against South Florida.
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...