Today, The Louisville Cardinals received a commit from Florida. Offensive Lineman Adonis Boone flipped his commit from the USF to Louisville. This a huge get for the cards this adds more depth on the offensive line! Boone comes from Daytona Beach, Florida. He is 6-4 & 275lbs..
Here are just a few highlights of THE BEAST!
After a week of working to shake off last week’s loss, the University of Louisville football team came out ready to play. Here are the highlights from the UofL vs Kent State match up.
If you were at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium today you were entertained by a squirrel. If you were not there, you missed one of the loudest ovations of the year as the squirrel, AKA Howard Squirlenberger, scampered home for the score. His 42 yard run was the longest run of the game. Howie Lindsey reported that Howard was placed in a tree outside the stadium after he was finally captured. Watch Howard’s run here.
Anyone with a rationally thinking mind knew the outcome of today’s game before the first kickoff, the only question was how much would Louisville win by. Louisville had just come off a disappointing home loss to Clemson and the unlucky team to get the bulk of the Cardinals’ wrath just happened to be 1-2 Kent State.
Louisville leaped out to a 21-0 lead by the end of the 1st quarter, Kent State hadn’t even picked up a first down yet. The 2nd quarter was unimpressive. With the exception of a late TD run by Lamar Jackson, Louisville failed to put together a successful scoring drive in the 2nd 15 minutes of the game. The halftime score read 28-3, but felt underwhelming after the first quarter performance.
Justin Krueger: Louisville 59-10. The next two games should serve as confidence builders for Louisville, before heading back into conference play in October.
Kent State is 118th in rushing defense, and 126th in total offense. I’d expect Lamar Jackson to again put up absurd numbers in this one, and a super productive day from Jaylen Smith. The hope is that Malik Williams gets more touches to ease the burden on Jackson in the running game, but we’ll see how it goes the next two weeks.
As for the backups, let’s see what Puma Pass has to offer.
Jeremy Wahman: Louisville 56-3. Lamar has a huge day, and the Cards get their confidence back. 300 plus yards on the ground! 2 QB’s with 150+ yards passing
Cody Higdon: Louisville 63-3. Puma comes in the second half and has a field day.
Jeff Nunn: Louisville 48-3. The debut of Jawon Pass and a monster day for Malik Williams.
Shawn Barbour: Louisville 63-6. Basing this on my belief, the team will come out hungry for this game.
Katie Goben: Louisville 38-10. We get our first look at Jawon Pass, Jaire plays in the first quarter and Dez continues to leap over people.
Mitch Motley: Louisville 72-7. Lamar has a similar performance to the one against Charlotte last year and the backups continue to score.
UNLV vs (10) Ohio State – Ohio State is favored by 40.5 TV – Big 10 network
NC State vs (12) Florida State – FSU is favored by 12.5 TV – ABC
Kent State vs (19) Louisville – Louisville is favored by 43 TV – Fox Sports South
Old Dominion vs (13) Virginia Tech – VT is favored by 28.5 TV – ACC network
Boston College vs (2) Clemson – Clemson favored by 33.5 TV – ESPN2
(1)Alabama vs Vanderbilt – Alabama favored by 18.5 TV – CBS
(5) USC vs California – USC favored by 17 TV – ABC
(16) TCU vs (6) Oklahoma State – OK State favored by 13 TV – ESPN
Toledo vs (14) Miami – Miami favored by 13.5 TV – ACC network
(8) Michigan vs Purdue – Michigan favored by 10 TV – Fox
Nevada vs (18) Washington State – WSU favored by 28 TV – Pac 12 network
(3) Oklahoma vs Baylor – Oklahoma favored by 27.5 TV – FS1
(17) Mississippi State vs (11) Georgia – Georgia is favored by 5 TV – ESPN
(22) San Diego State vs Air Force – SDSU is favored by 3.5 TV – CBSSN
Syracuse vs (25) LSU – LSU is favored by 23 TV – ESPN2
(4) Penn State vs Iowa – Penn State is favored by 12.5 TV – ABC
(15) Auburn vs Missouri – Auburn is favored by 19 TV- ESPNU
(25) Florida vs Kentucky – Florida is favored by 2.5 TV – SEC network
(7) Washington vs Colorado – Washington is favored by 10.5 TV – FS1
(24) Oregon vs Arizona State – Oregon is favored by 15 TV – Pac12 network
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Here is the what University of Louisville football team will wear tomorrow against Kent State.
How to Watch: Kickoff at noon on ACC Network.
Spread: Louisville -44 (Bovada)
Last Time: Larry Poole ran for a 30-yard touchdown in the first quarter, as the Golden Flashes held Louisville to 228 total yards in a 10-3 win. Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Lambert was a part of the Kent State roster at the time, while current Alabama head coach Nick Saban served as an assistant under Don James.
Kent State leads the all-time series 9-8.
Meet Kent State:
Kent State enters tomorrow’s game with a 1-2 record, their lone win a seven-point victory over FCS Howard. The Flashes have yet to score a touchdown this season against FBS competition. They’ve only scored three against Clemson in the season-opener, and were shutout at Marshall last week.
Cardinal Forever, James Burgess has seen his fair share of ups and downs since leaving Louisville. He has jumped from team to team in the NFL, always right on the edge of making the final roster. Until now that is, he has found his home in Cleveland. Andrew Gribble sat down with Burgess and discussed why this time is different.
No matter the score on the scoreboard, Cardinal fans can always count on the Lady Birds to be a bright spot in the game. Here is their routine from the Clemson game.
Photo Courtesy of Kenny Klein GoCards.com
What we all witnessed at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium last Saturday night was a debacle. However, in the grand scheme, we all know it’s just one game. 11-1 or 10-2 still has a really nice ring to it.
This game hurt a little more than normal because we had played Clemson so close the previous 3 times. The first time, James Quick gets caught from behind and the ball is inexplicably spiked at the goal line. Next time, missed field goals killed us. Last year, the infamous James Quick play where he runs out of bounds a yard short of a first down. Heartbreak ensued.
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Former Louisville Great Bilal Powell was recently interviewed with My JetLife.com. He discusses his back story to lead him him to the success that he is having on & off the field. Bilal Powell will forever be one of the fan favorites around the Louisville.
Pic Credits: Andy Lyons
Recently Louisville Great Michael Bush sat down with Spectrum TV discusses when he almost transferred to Ohio State. He also discusses what made him stay at the University of Louisville.. What if he did go to Ohio State? Would we have gained the recruits we did thanks to him? Would we have made the jump to the Big East?
Pic Credits: UofLsports.com
Today, the University of Louisville Baseball tickets went on sale. Season tickets for less than $3 a game. The Baseball team is coming off another trip to Omaha. Come out and support your Cards!
Photo Cred: Courier Journal
Recently, Men’s Basketball freshman foward / center Malik Williams, sat down with GoCards and discussed many different topics. His choice for comfort food might surprise you…
Coach Peter Sirmon and Henry Famurewa spoke with the media after practice on Wednesday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Henry Famurewa has been waiting patiently to be an asset to the University of Louisville football team.
The Powder Springs, Ga., native arrived on campus in 2014 and appeared in one game – a rout of Murray State. He earned a redshirt the following year, but kept working to attract enough attention from the coaching staff to warrant playing time.
That time came this year and the results are quite evident over the Cardinals’ last two games. Famurewa has totaled eight tackles in that span, including his first career sack in the victory at North Carolina.
“For everything I have been through since I was on campus in 2014, it’s kind of built me and molded me into the person I am today,” Famurewa said. “I’m just happy to be out there playing meaningful snaps and being able to give my team the best chance to win.”
The redshirt junior is not only helping Louisville’s defense set the tone in the trenches, but Famurewa has become an example when the stadium spotlights are off and the cameras are absent.
“He’s demonstrating the ability on the practice field, which is what practice is for – you need to put your player face on and demonstrate ability,” defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon said. “He’s shown that he’s starting to make those plays. He’s being more physical. He’s playing with more effort the last several weeks, and when you do that, you’re going to get more play time.”
After a rocky defensive performance against Clemson, albeit the unit was on the field for more than 35 minutes, Sirmon is getting his group to refocus. Before facing the reigning national champion, the Cardinals’ were one of the top run defenses in the country.
Much of that success is attributed to the defense’s effort.
“Every time they go on the field – effort is mandatory,” Sirmon said. “Effort has to be mandatory, and execution – you see the good teams execute over and over again.”
Fortunately, the Cardinals have obeyed the 24-hour rule and have showed the willingness to move forward. Practices, as head coach Bobby Petrino alluded to on Monday, were not going to be easy heading into Saturday’s matchup against Kent State.
“It’s been a positive attitude,” Famurewa said regarding the spirit of practice. “We continue to focus on getting better on every little thing – technique, running to the ball, communicating – and just getting ready for the next game.”
For Louisville to continue to develop – and excel – on defense, it’s going to come back to giving maximum effort. Defense isn’t always the most glamorous side of football, but the Cardinals’ have a group that is devoted to improving and making each play count.
“Coach Sirmon preaches on effort,” Famurewa said, “so each chance I get in the game – whether it’s one, two, or 10 – I try to give maximum effort and make as many plays as I can.”
The game is over. We lost. Time to lick our wounds and move on. It is not time, however, to start blaming people and second guessing every decision. It’s our jobs as fans to support our team through the ups and downs. Yes, you have the right to voice your opinion and express your frustration – I get it. But is that really helping or is it just giving the optics of a program that lacks full support?
I think we all need to take a step back, take a deep breath and gain a little perspective. This game counts as one loss no matter how bad it hurts. There is no shame in losing to the #3 team in the nation. With any luck, this will be that one game a year that, for unknown reasons, the team doesn’t quite show up. We can still go 11-1 or 10-2 and possibly make the Orange bowl. Read the rest of this entry
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