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The Cardinal Connect:
It’s time to get back to our weekly bold predictions after taking the rivalry week off.
This week the Cards are staring down one of the easiest games in program history. That’s not a bold prediction. That’s a widely accepted fact. The Panthers rank 116th or worst nationally in every major team statistic. Compiling bold predictions is difficult when your team is so heavily favored, but I’ve got a few that I’ll throw out there to see if we can have a little fun and some rooting interest in the 4th quarter this week.
1. Three different Cards will score rushing touchdowns on Saturday
I have very little to base this off of, because we’ve only had 2 running backs score all year (Perry with 3, Dyer with 1), but I have a feeling that we’ll be playing with a significant lead for the majority of this game and thus running the ball A LOT.
I made a friendly bet with a buddy for the EKU game that only 1 back would score and that it would be Perry (I was right). I also made a friendly bet that th...
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The quote of the day, and perhaps the nearest explanation anybody can come up with for what happened Saturday between Louisville and Florida International comes from Louisville coach Charlie Strong.
#UofL coach Charlie Strong: "I don't think so much it was a running clock. We just said, 'Keep the clock running.'"
-- Jonathan Lintner (@JonathanLintner) September...
Louisville players insist they won't look past winless Florida International on Saturday even though the No. 7 Cardinals are heavily favored to win.
The young Panthers (0-3) enter the game allowing an average of 38.3 points per contest and FCS Bethune-Cookman rushed for 311 yards and four touchdowns against them. Louisville (3-0) is averaging 40 points a contest and rushed for...
This was one dominant performance, and Teddy Bridgewater and No. 7 Louisville think they can perform even better.
It's definitely a nice problem to have heading into conference action.
Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and Louisville's defense allowed a school-record 30 yards during a 72-0 wipeout of Florida International on Saturday.
It was the highest scoring game...
As much as some of us don’t want to admit it, I think it’s safe to say that this will likely be Teddy Bridgewater’s last season in a Louisville uniform. Bridgewater is expected to be the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, despite having one more year of eligibility left.
Although Bridgewater receives most of the attention, there are multiple players on the Louisville...
On Monday evening, we introduced you to the name Bakary Konate, a 6-foot-11 center out of Sunrise Christian Academy in Wichita, KS. Rick Pitino traveled to watch the unknown Konate play in an open gym session on Sunday. Konate’s high school coach Luke Barnwell tells Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal that following the workout, Pitino offered him a scholarship. Konate is originally...
For the first time this season the weather forecast is slightly unstable. Fortunately for this Louisville Football Team, this weeks opponent is likely the worst on the schedule. Rain or shine, I don’t expect the Cardinals game plan to change.
Offense – Although I think there is no question the Louisville run game will be the primary force in ball movement throughout the game...
Once a Cardinal Bird, always a Cardinal Bird, as Jon Cecil, from Murray who once was the Cardinal Mascot, demonstrates after UofL’s one-sided win over Florida.
The 72-0 rout of Florida International was much too easy but we may have learned a few things about the University of Louisville football team Saturday, including:
Charles Gaines needs to be in on all kickoffs, offensively...
You came to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium this afternoon expecting a blowout, which is exactly what you got. This one wasn’t close from start to finish as Louisville dominated Florida International 72-0.
Louisville has blown out a lot of teams over the years, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a blowout win that looked so easy. Credit both the offensive and defensive units for...
With Louisville prepared to host one of the worst teams in the country on Saturday, this led me to wonder who in fact is the worst team that Louisville has ever played. Here are my rankings for the five worst FBS opponents that Louisville has played since 2000.
1.) 2010 Memphis
Record: (1-11); Conference: (0-3)
You won’t convince me that there has ever been a worse football...
Being a 43-point favorite is usually viewed as a good thing, right? Although it’s great to be such an overwhelming favorite because it shows how much better Vegas thinks you are than the opponent, there’s also a negative side to it.
If for some reason Louisville doesn’t win by at least 43-points tomorrow, which is totally possible, there is a good chance that the voters will...
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The Louisville Cardinals (3-0) will host the Florida International Golden Panthers (0-3) on Saturday.
Heisman hopeful Teddy Bridgewater has torched opponents for 1002 yards and 10 touchdowns though three games but Louisville is hoping to see more positive signs from their running game in this one.
GamePlan/ESPN 3 will carry coverage of this game...
University of Louisville sophomore linebacker Keith Brown is back after missing all of fall practice with a poetically torn ACL. Brown played sparingly last week against Kentucky and will be worked into the rotation more in the coming weeks for the Cardinals. Cardinal Authority spoke with Brown this week.