Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 12/28/11
Great being in another bowl but nobody happy just being there.Too many memories of better outcomes, too many reminders that the restoration of the Louisville football program is far from complete.Some of the glaring deficiencies that hindered U of L early in the season resurfaced in the Belk Bowl. The inability to run the ball, to protect the quarterback, to hold on to the ball, the disappointing interceptions.  Only four penalties called against the Cards, three of them in the third quarter, each time breathing new life into the NC State offense.The lasting image from this game will be that of Teddy Bridgewater absorbing brutal hits, taking the beating of his life, getting back up time after time. While U of L’s offensive line improved dramatically from game one to game 13, it’s obvious that the unit was outclassed by the seventh best team in the ACC.Bridgewater, with 274 yards passing, exceeded the total of NC State’s Mike Glennan by 10 yards. At one point in the first half, the W...
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