Found August 28, 2013 on
Football fever is starting to take over. About four days away from kick-off against the Bobcats and the excitement is palpable. Here are a few news and notes from around the Louisville program.
First, defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin has been released from the hospital and is doing fine. Per a release from UofL, Lorenzo sustained “no orthopedic injuries”, all tests performed on him went well, and his status for Sunday’s game is yet to be determined. Regardless if he plays this weekend or not, this is great news as the injuries could have been much worse.
Next, the home opener against Ohio has officially sold out. The last few remaining tickets were sold this morning according to UofL. In addition, Louisville has set a school mark for season ticket sales with 45,627 sold. Great work Cards fans.
Finally, I’ve heard from some Louisville fans who are very nervous about the game against Ohio, specifically my good friend Jack Rizzle who is borderline petrified and predicted a last second field goal victory for the Cards. Anything is possible, we’ve seen that in college football, but here is why I am not concerned about the Ohio team.
On five occasions last season, the Bobcats gave up over 450 yards of offense to opposing teams. And these are not out of conference games against BCS conference teams who can light it up. Those performances came against these squads:
Marshall (82 yards rushing, 432 yards passing)
UMASS (156 yards rushing, 373 yards passing)
Buffalo (332 yards rushing, 188 yards passing)
Akron (186 yards rushing, 298 yards passing)
Ball State (357 yards rushing, 231 yards passing)
Now, if you want to make the argument Ohio will move the ball against Louisville because they have their school’s all-time leading touchdown passer Tyler Tettleton and a very good running back in Beau Blankenship, who last season rushed for over 1,600 yards. Then yes, I agree one hundred percent. Ohio will move the ball and will put some points up.
However, I still fail to see how Louisville will not score on virtually every possession.
Ohio did not face any quarterback last season who is in the league of Teddy Bridgewater, in my opinion. The running backs of Louisville I believe will be a big time problem for Ohio’s defense, which showed last season had a huge problem stopping the run. And I also do not think the Bobcats faced a receiving group as talented as Louisville’s.
So again, do I think Ohio will move the ball? Certainly.
Do I think they will put up some points? Absolutely.
Do I believe this game will come down to the final minutes? Nah Jack (said in Uncle Si voice)
I think Ohio will hang with the Cards for about a half, but UofL will ultimately wear them and put a blitz on the Bobcats (slight pun intended) in the 2nd half.
Let’s get these games going so we can find out.
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Louisville Cardinals defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was riding his moped through campus, when he was hit by another vehicle, Tuesday morning. Mauldin is expected to be held overnight for observation. It is being reported by the school that the sedan that hit Mauldin left the scene. Police are investigating the incident. A statement was released by Louisville said that Mauldin...
Louisville starting defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was involved in a hit-and-run moped accident on campus Tuesday morning.
University spokesman John Drees said that the junior's moped was hit by a car riding in the same lane near the school's Yum! Center training facility and left the scene. Drees added that university police are investigating.
Athletic department spokesman...
Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was involved in a moped accident shortly after 9 AM on Monday morning on campus outside of the Yum! practice facility. The Courier-Journal is reporting that Mauldin is currently at Jewish Hospital and is alert and responsive.
Mauldin was the victim of a hit & run. One source tells WDRB that the accident “appeared to be pretty...
“I feel more lucky than anybody on this earth to be honest,” Lorenzo Mauldin told the media following the Louisville football team’s practice on Wednesday night. Mauldin was the victim of a hit & run accident on Tuesday morning and spent the night in the hospital. Fortunately, it appears that Mauldin is fine, other than being a little sore.
“Right now, I want to thank...
Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was the victim of a hit & run accident this morning on the University of Louisville’s campus. Multiple witnesses have come forward, claiming Mauldin was driving a moped heading north on Floyd Street near the KFC Yum! Center practice facility. A car turning off of Floyd St. and on to Hahn Street hit Mauldin and then fled the scene...
While riding home on his moped, Louisville Cardinals defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was hit by a sedan, which quickly left the scene, according to University spokesman John Drees.
Roughly 24-hours after being released from hospital following a hit & run accident, Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin has been released from the hospital. The official UofL football Twitter account shared this Tweet and photo shortly before 11 AM. In an official release, UofL says there were no serious orthopedic injuries.
Lorenzo Mauldin released from hospital...
University of Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin was back with the football team on Wednesday night, one day after he was a victim in a hit-and-run accident while riding his moped. Mauldin talked about the accident, his health and if he will try to play in Sunday’s opener against Ohio University
Courier-Journal beat writer C. L. Brown caught up with Lorenzo Mauldin after practice Wednesday, a few hours after he was released from the hospital following a hit-and-run accident. No one will be surprised if he suits up for the University of Louisville football team against Ohio U. in the season opener.
Just five days before the season-opener, University of Louisville defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin has been injured in a moped accident. Mauldin was injured in an accident on campus Tuesday morning. Cardinal Authority has the latest.
If you missed Tuesday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we talked a lot about the Lorenzo Mauldin hit & run accident. We also previewed Louisville’s season opener with Zac Jackson of Fox Sports Ohio.
A starting defensive end for the University of Louisville football team is "alert and responsive" after he was hit by a car Tuesday morning while riding his moped back to his dorm room following a visit to the team's practice facility.Witnesses say Junior Lorenzo Mauldin was the victim of a hit-and-run accident after reportedly being struck by a champagne-colored sedan...
Following Louisville’s practice today, Charlie Strong gave an update on defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin following his accident earlier today. For those who are unaware, Mauldin was riding on his moped near the Yum! Center basketball practice facility and was struck by a sedan, which promptly sped off. Mauldin was taken to Jewish Hospital where he was deemed to be in “satisfactory...
With Louisville junior defensive end Lorenzo Mauldin’s status uncertain for Louisville’s season opener against Ohio on Saturday, one of the questions floating around the football facility this week was who would step in if Mauldin can’t play.
It took Charlie Strong less than a second to answer the question. It’s BJ Dubose. At this time last year, Dubose was expected to be...
As an opponent to the University of Louisville football program this season one of my biggest concerns may be an area that likely doesn’t get enough consideration. The Defensive Line.
With the interior presence of veterans Brandon Dunn and Roy Philon you have the nucleus of the line that defines strength within. The two modest size anchors combine for 590 pounds of force up...