A quick glance at the non-conference schedule for the Louisville Cardinals, and the names that stick out are Kentucky, Michigan State, and even Saint Louis. But one that may get overlooked, and shouldn’t, is Saturday’s game against the North Florida Ospreys. Why? Because they can score, and score a lot.
Here are some quick notes about North Florida through their first three games of the season, where they are 3-0, including a season opening win against Illinois.
Marky Billson is a contributor to Athlon as well as a wrtier for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has covered the Pittsburgh Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and more in his writing career. In his post about Saturday’s game between the Cards and Panthers, Billson gives his three things to watch as well as his final score prediction.
Three Things To Watch
1. Is Pitt’s defense really back? Read the rest of this entry
The latest installment from UofL on their “Next Up in 90” series is focused on the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Cards will hit the road for a tough test on Saturday at 3:45. Here is a quick 90 second preview. Read the rest of this entry
Trevon Young has been named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week twice. Trumaine Washington was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week once. This time, it is Devonte Fields who was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the week after his performance on Saturday against Virginia, the ACC announced on Monday.
Bobby Petrino and offensive tackle Geron Christian met with the media on Monday afternoon to preview this Saturday’s game at Pittsburgh. They also recap the win over Virginia.
Here is James Burgess on the field after the game on Saturday. He talks about the mentality that the Cards have had all season long, after starting 0-3 and now being 6-4.
Coach Bobby Petrino speaks to the media following Saturday’s 38-31 win over Virginia on Senior Day at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Garrick McGee, Kyle Bolin, and Aaron Epps met with the media after practice on Tuesday. The Cards face Virginia at home this Saturday at 12:30.
If there is one thing Cards fans can agree on about this season, I’d have to say that it would be how much we hate early games. With (at least) half of our games this season at 12:30pm or earlier, it’s been pretty easy to question why Louisville continues to get snubbed for afternoon and night games – especially in big-name ACC match ups. I mean, our games against Clemson and Samford were the games with evening time slots all season.
When the game time for senior day against University of Virginia was announced, the chorus of grumbles was not much quieter than weeks prior – if anything it was simply a little more defeated. 12:30 games aren’t the most fun games throughout the course of a football season, but they aren’t the worst thing that could have happened to us. Looking at the negatives of early games, we tend to lose sight of why they aren’t (so) bad after all.
Bobby Petrino, Trumaine Washington, and Brandon Radcliff met with the media on Monday to talk about the Syracuse game and preview this weekend’s game against Virginia. Washington was named ACC Defensive Back of the Week and Radcliff had his best game of the season on Saturday, or at least his best since the Auburn game.
The ACC announced their weekly awards on Monday afternoon, and another Louisville Cardinal found his way to the list. This time it was Trumaine Washington, who was named the ACC Defensive Back of the Week after his performance against Syracuse on Saturday. Here is what was said about Washington…
Don’t have a lot of time right now? UofL has you covered with this quick 90 second preview of the Syracuse Orange! Kickoff is at 12:30 this afternoon.
BOBBY PETRINO: We had a nice win last week against Wake Forest on the road. It was hard fought. I think Wake played very well and our defense had a great game. We worked hard on practice, looking forward to the game Saturday.
Q. I was wanting to get an injury update on the guys injured on Monday, Lamar, Rankins, Bonnafon, Tyler, Dee Smith, anybody that has been banged up?
Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee and running back L.J. Scott met with the media after practice on Tuesday and previewed this weekend’s game against Syracuse.
Bobby Petrino and wide receiver Jamari Staples met with the media on Monday afternoon to recap the win at Wake Forest and talk about this Saturday’s game against Syracuse.
The ACC announced their weekly awards on Monday afternoon, and Louisville defensive lineman Trevon Young found his name on the list for the second straight week. Young is quickly becoming a household name among UofL fans. Living in the backfield when you are a defensive lineman will do that. Here is what the release said about Young…
Rise and shine! The last two home games of the season for the Louisville Cardinals will both kickoff at 12:30, as today the ACC announced the times for games on the weekend of November 14. So obviously, Louisville vs Virginia will be at 12:30 and televised on the Regional Sports Network, which generally means WAVE-3 or WHAS-11.
So for the home season, Louisville will have had three games at 12:30, one game at noon, Clemson was 7:30 on a Thursday, and Samford was the only night game (6:00) on a Saturday.
Here is the full slate of ACC games for that day: