Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 12/31/12
As we pack the bags for New Orleans, it is with full awareness that the University of Louisville football team is a heavy underdog against Florida in the BCS Sugar Bowl. But there is no sense of resignation or acceptance. Winning is the objective. The odds makers have determined that Florida is a 14-point favorite. They’re just covering their behinds, expecting Florida to pound UofL into the ground. SEC vs. Big East, no contest as far as they are concerned. The chip-on-the-shoulder approach has worked well for UofL in recent seasons. But this will be the first game this season in which UofL has not been favored, as Charlie Strong keeps reminding his troops. With so many players from Florida on the team, there is no lack of motivation on UofL’s part. The Cards will be energized, but need to be focused. Adrenaline only goes so far. Louisville’s weakness is in the rushing game, an area in which Florida excels at stopping. UofL is averaging only 127 yards per game. Florida has allowed l...
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