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  1. distrktFIVE

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    After coming off a huge win against rival, and hated, Kentucky, Louisville took on the Dragons of the FCS Midwest this week. The game was close early but became a blow out once the depth of Louisville just rolled over the depleted Dragon squad.

    Not much of note was mention in a post game interview with Coach distrktFIVE but he did seem to gush about the play of (RS) Sophomore Will Stein. When probed further about his enthusiasm, the coach went on to say, "I love competition. Competition at each position makes the team better as a whole. Go back and look that lose mid-late 2000 era USC Trojan teams. If you were a HB, you had to fight for carries. That is what we are trying to do here, specifically with the skill positions on the offensive side of the ball." When asked if Stein could steal some playing time, Coach distrktFIVE acknowledged the possibility without giving a yes or no answer.

    Next week the Birds travel to Corvalis, Oregon to take on a very skilled Beavers team. "I hope we come ready to play because Oregon State could slap the smile off our face if we step on the field expecting to push them around like we managed to do (to the Dragons) this week."



    Will Stein: 4 for 7, 163 yards & 3 TD 0 INT
    Adam Froman: 2 for 4, 27 yards & 0 TD 0 INT

    Kamal Hogan: 6 carries for 161 yards & 3 TD
    Bilal Powell: 2 carries for 73 yards & 1 TD
    Victor Anderson: 3 carries for 73 yards & 1 TD
    3 Others w/ 1+ carry

    Chichester, Harris, and Meagher all with 1 catch and 1 TD.
    Conner, Brown, and Beaumont all with 1 catch.

    Kamal Hogan: 7 punt returns for 245 yards & 2 TD
     
  2. distrktFIVE

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    UL 24 - Oregon State 17 [in OT]

    There was a nail bitter in Corvalis today, as the Cardinals traveled up to Oregon to take on the #23 Beavers. The game started as a defensive battle with neither offense making much progress and after one quarter the game was scoreless. In the second quarter an impressive Louisville drive stalled out after they took 3 shots from the 4 but never gained any progress, settling for a FG. Two minutes later, back-up QB Stein hit Chichester for a 26 yard strike to put the Birds up 10.

    Oregon State got on the board early in the second half by returning a fumble 56 yards for a TD. Louisville responded in 2 plays on a 82 yard in-route that Chichester turned into a big TD. Not to be out done, Oregon State answered back on their first play from scrimmage, an 80 yard TD run by Rodgers. The Beavers tacked on 3 more points to tie the game with a little under 3 minutes to play. Louisville proceeded to march the ball down the field, only to throw a pick on a WR screen with 30 seconds left. The Beavers heaved 2 balls to the end zone but could not connect, so the game went to overtime.

    OSU won the toss and deferred. Another huge Stein to Chichester hook up put the Birds inside the 5 and back-up HB Powell, punched it in. The Louisville defense came up huge, intercepting the first throw from the (RS) Sophomore QB Ryan Katz to ice the game away. That was Katz' 3rd INT of the day.

    Coach distrktFIVE said," Our defense won us this game. OSU has a potent offense and we held them to 10 offensive points on the game, with the only touchdown coming on a huge run. I am proud of my D. Between the D coming up big and a career day from The Beast (Chichester), we showed up for this big early season game." When asked about back-up QB Stein's play the coach said,"He looked pretty good out there. The INT was bad luck as the corner just guessed screen and hopped in front to pick it off. With Froman's health causing him to struggle, Stein needs to be ready to go every game, just in case."


    OSU
    QB Katz 6-17 for 75 yards & 3 INT
    HB Rodgers 15 carries for 139 yards & 1 TD (80 on one carry)
    WR Rodgers 4 catches for 25 yards
    WR Nichols 1 catch for 51 yards

    Louisville
    QB Stein 16-26 for 321 yards & 2 TD 1 INT
    QB Froman 2-4 for 7 yards & 1 INT
    HB Anderson 11 carries for 17 yards
    WR Chichester 8 catches for 202 yards & 2 TD
    WR Beaumont 4 catches for 24 yards
     
  3. distrktFIVE

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    There are currently 3 commits headed to The 'Ville next Fall:

    3* OLB Julius Talley | 6'1" 237 lbs
    Talley is an athletic OLB who attacks the line of scrimmage to blow up run plays. He has an explosive first step and good enough speed to cover a TE or slot receiver. He could make an impact very quickly.

    3* DE Wesley Howell | 6'1" 237 lbs
    Howell is a classic "engine running" kind of player. While his times/stats aren't off the chart, he does get good pressure on the QB and can deliver a solid blow on a ball carrier. Howell will provide solid depth on the D-Line.

    3* TE Tom Perry | 6'5" 278 lbs
    Perry is a big kid who will help spring the run attack for the Cardinals. With his size, he projects to be a big time red zone target. Depending on how he adapts to the college game, he could make an impact in his first or second year on campus.
     
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    After an impressive win over the #22 ranked Bearcats, Louisville had a new challenge: to defend their first top 25 ranking during the tenure of coach distrktFIVE.

    Louisville 31 UConn 10

    Their first challenge came from conference foe, UConn. After a fantastic opening drive put the birds up 7, newly named starting QB Soph Stein proceeded to drive the field again but once the Cardinals got near enemy territory again, Stein was hit while throwing and the ball was pick-sixed by a DT from UConn. Louisville managed to answer back with a FG and the D stayed strong to hold UConn's O scoreless in the first half. After tacking on a TD before the half, UL was up 17-7.

    UConn's O mustered up a solid drive but it stalled out near the red zone and the Huskies had to settle for 3 points. Louisville answered back by throwing up 2 more TDs to ice the game away. Neither team managed any points in the 4th.

    Louisville's schedule is about to get much more difficult as the Birds have a talented Pitt team next week, an upstart USF program in 3 weeks, followed by WV and Rutgers. We will soon know if Louisville is real or just out talenting these other programs.
     
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    New Recruiting News from The 'Ville

    The Cardinals added 2 new incoming players last week:
    3* HB Shawn Scott | 6' 204 lbs
    Shawn Scott is a big body but lacks the skill set to make himself a true impact back. He doesn't have great speed to break to the outside, nor acceleration to hit the holes. He also is not as physical as size should suggest but he is rather polished when it comes to making tacklers miss. Scott is most likely 2 or so years from making an impact and fighting for a starting spot in the UL O.

    3* WR Edwin Clark | 6'6" 179 lbs
    Clark has the size Coach distrktFIVE loves with a big 6'6" frame. While Clark has the prototypical size the Birds like, he doesn't bring much else to the WR corps as far as skills go. He has substandard WR speed and can't really create a play in the open field. His ability to get the ball in traffic is probably his greatest strength. Hopefully the strength and conditioning coach will help Clark add a step or two to make him as feared as current big bodied Louisville WR Chichester.
     
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    The 'Ville Wins a Defensive Struggle, Captures First Rose Bowl

    Louisville played in a game unlike every other game they have played this year; one where the defense was the star and the offense looked pedestrian. The D heard all winter about Moore, Petis, and Young and were constantly asked how they planned to slow down the "more athletic" skill guys for Boise but they answered the question with an exclamation mark in this game. The D held Boise to a last minute, hurry up TD, but other than that, the potent Boise O didn't cross into the end zone.

    On the other hand, the Cardinals' O didn't break across the goal line ALL GAME. The Cardinals had not been shut out on O all year. Luckily the Cardinals had kick returner of the year Freshman Kamal Hogan, who took one 99 yards in the first quarter to answer a Boise FG. Kicker Chris Philpott made all 4 of his FGs to keep Louisville ahead all game. The Junior WR Josh Chichester had another huge game, with 6 catches going for 103 yards but the D was the story today. The D had 6 TFL, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and a handful of pass break ups. This is a great sign going into next year for the Birds.
     
  7. ThePaw

    ThePaw I'm so seasonal it hurts, baby!

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    Good win, the 'ville looks like they're up and comers after finally getting over the Petrino era ;)
     
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    Scrappy win!!
     

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