Louisville Cardinals Game Summaries

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  1. Bighoff63

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    Louisville Cardinals Game Summaries

    Notre Dame and the Cardinals play a great game. The first time meeting for both teams was exciting back and forth game for the fans to watch. Louisville is looking to establish a stronger running game this season and it showed with Victor Anderson and Darius Ashley getting a lot of carries. Louisville took the lead 31-28 with about 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter but the Cardinal defense couldn't quite hold back the Irish as they drove down the field a scored a touchdown to lead 35-31. With their last shot Louisville QB Adam Froman let the ball fly moved the Cardinals to about mid field. On 3rd down Froman spotted Scott Long deep over the middle but he couldn't come down with it. Notre Dame won 35-31 with the Cardinals players and coaches vowing to get revenge against the Irish next season.
     
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    Looks like the lowest rated team in the dynasty has the stones to hang with the big boys. The Big East should be fun this year.
     
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    The Battle for the Governor's Cup

    Coming off the bye week the Louisville Cardinals marched into Commonwealth Stadium looking to reverse a 2 year losing streak to the Wildcats. In the rain the Cardinals managed to wrestle the Cup from the Wildcats. The teams slugged it out in the 1st quarter, Kentucky making the big plays and Louisville driving down the field, it was 14-14 after the 1st. Kentucky kicked it into high gear picking off Adam Froman and scoring 17 straight points taking a commanding lead 31-14 before the Cardinals knew what hit them. With Victor Anderson injured and the offense sputtering the Cardinals looked for help from the defense and it came in the form of a Johnny Patrick interception of Mike Hartline where Patrick made the most of the open field in front of him turning it into six points for Louisville. After forcing Kentucky to punt Louisville made the most of the big play, with 11 seconds left in the 1st half the Cardinals went to the air Froman hooked up with Scott Long for a deep pass TD bringing Louisville into striking distance ending the half down only three points 31-28. The 2nd half was and exact opposite of the 1st Louisville offense kicked it into high gear and the Cardinal defense tightened down, Louisville scored 42 points while giving up only 14 winning the highest scoring Governor's Cup 66-45. While Victor Anderson is out for 10 weeks the Cardinals have found new blood in the backfield, Jeremy Wright a true freshman kicked down the door left open by Anderson's injury and Ashley's lack of production scoring a touchdown and rushing for over 100 yards in his first action of the season. Saying that nothing has been decided yet the Louisville coach smiled saying that, "this week there's going to be a few battles in practice for starting spots." The Cardinals are off to a 1-1 start and heading to Utah this weekend.
     
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    Louisville 41 Utah 24

    The Cardinals came from back from a half time deficit to beat the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City this weekend. The Cardinals trade 1st quarter touchdowns with the Utes, then in the 3nd quarter Utah began to open up a little scoring 2 tds to take a lead into the locker rooms 21-14. In what is starting to become a trend for the Cardinals, all it took was a half time speech from the head coach to fire them up for the 2nd half. Coming out of the break firing on all cylinders Adam Froman hooked up with his favorite target Scott Long for a 54 yard td pass, later on in the 3rd Froman connected with Long again for a 44 yard td. Scoring 24 3rd quarter points the Cardinals settled in and tightened the defense up leaving with the 42-24 victory. True freshman running back Jeremy Wright continued to impress running for 134 yards and scoring one touchdown. Louisville opens Big East play next as they host the Pitt Panthers this week.
     
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    Nice write up. I know when I played Utah I got lucky that they ran shotgun option on 3rd and long a lot. Anyways it's just me and you in the Big East now, and after seeing you giving ND a run for his money it should be a good battle.
     
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    Louisville 38 UCONN 7

    The University of Louisville Cardinals came into Rentschler Field looking to shake off a loss to Southern Mississippi and they did it in total domination. Louisville jump on UCONN right out of the gates with the defense shutting down the Huskies offense the entire first half while the Cardinals rolled up 21 points coming from a Adam Froman td run and 2 td passes. Receiving the 2nd half kick off Jacques Caldwell returned it for a touchdown widening the Cardinals lead to 28-0. After that the offense was reigned in while UCONN was able to manage their only score of the game when Andre Dixon rattled off a 37 yard td run. In the 4th quarter the Louisville defense turned up the dial picking off 2 UCONN passes and Rodney Gnat returned a fumble 76 yards for a touchdown. It was a great way for the Cardinals to get back on the right track as a trip to Cincinnati for the Battle for the Keg of Nails looms next week and a match up with the 4-1 West Virginia Mountaineers is just a few weeks away.
     
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    Good write ups man. Sucks losing your starting running back for the season, but looks like your going to have a good rb for a long time.
     
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    Louisville beats Rutgers

    In what started as a promising season for the Louisville Cardinals took a slide mid season as the Cardinals lost 5 straight games coming into their final game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. This game was played for nothing but pride for the Cardinals who are hoping to take this good performance as a jumping point into the off-season. Louisville jumped all over the Knights scoring 28 straight points after Rutgers scored the 1st touchdown of the game. Adam Froman played the finest game of the season, accounting for all 5 of the Cardinals touchdowns throwing 4 TDs and running in for the other score.

    Going into the off-season the Cardinals a looking to restock the cupboard with a few 4star recruits and a hand full of 3star players. Losing Jon Dempsey as the MLB and Chris Campa at OLB will hurt as well as loosing 3 of their DT that contributed heavily this season. Coach fully expects freshman Mike Privott who played quite well this year to step into the big shoes at MLB, they are being vacated by Jon Dempsey. The Cardinals will look the reload their secondary as well and fill a few gaps along the Oline. The top 3 Rb's return as well as 3 of the top 4 WR's return. While this season fell apart they Cardinal faithful and players are looking to the off season and a return to the top of the Big East next season.
     
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    I think that win makes you bowl eligible.
     
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    No I don't think so, my overall record is 5-7.
     
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    Season 2 begins with a bang!

    Louisville kicked off there season hosting the rival Kentucky Wildcats in the Battle for the Governor's Cup. The team traded scores for the first half, as Louisville was having a hard time stopping UK's speedy Derrick Locke, while the Cardinals used a balanced attack spreading the ball around to their wide receivers tight ends and even throwing a few to Victor Anderson. Adam Froman showed good poise in the pocket in the face of a relentless UK pass rush, he was able to use his running to evade some defenders and in the qst quarter scrambled on a broken play for over 2o years but was stopped just a yard short of the goal line. Victor Anderson was the layer of the game amassing over 100 yards on the ground with 2 tds and having 60 yards receiving with one td. The turning point of the game came with about 3 minutes left in the game, Louisville called a CB blitz Kardell Dunning made a vicious hit on UK QB Newton causing him to fumble. Louisville recovered and was able to drive down the field getting down inside the twenty and getting a FG with 2 seconds left to get the win over the Wildcats 38-35.
     
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    Sadly for Card's fans Saturday's trip to Knoxville was disastrous. The Lousiville offensive as never able to do much against a stout Vols line. The bright spots for the Cardinals are Vic Anderson, he went over 1000 yards and show some flashes of that burst before his injury plagued sophomore year. The Defensive ends are going to be QB hunters this season as new DT and MLB get their first taste of the field. Looking forward to see how this team can respond from a big loss.
     
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    Recovering from a loss with a bang!

    Louisville traveled to Corvallis to take on the Oregon State Beavers in a down pour. The Beavers running game posed some problems early got the Cardinals but OSU's Rogers was never to be the game changer he normally is. Louisville countered with a powerful running game of their own as Victor Anderson amassed 213 rushing yards and 1 touchdown, quarterback Adam Froman showed his tremendous runnig skills scrambling for 44 yards of his own as passing plays broke down, taking one on for a TD. Froman was just as excellent throwing the ball going 12 for 19 with 227 yards and 3 TDs. Doug Beaumont contributed as well catching 2 TDs from his slit position and tightnd Cameron Graham continued to should he's the got to receiver catching 6 ball for 104 yards and a touchdown. This game was a good tune up as the Cards open Big East play with the South Florida Bulls this coming week.
     

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