Louisville safety Calvin Pryor predicted the Cardinals would ''shock the world'' against Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
Brave words that he and his teammates backed up from start to finish.
Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown on the first play, dual-threat quarterback Teddy Bridgewater directed a handful of scoring drives and No. 22 Louisville stunned the fourth-ranked Gators 33-23 in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.
By the end, the chant, ''Charlie, Charlie!'' - for third-year Louisville coach Charlie Strong, the former defensive coordinator for the Gators - echoed from sections of the Superdome occupied by red-clad Cardinals fans.
''They kind of thought we were going to come in and lay down and give them the game,'' Floyd said. ''But Coach Strong always preaches that we're better than any team in the nation if we come out and play hard. Coach Strong believed in us and our coaching staff believed in us and we came in and believed in ourselves