My first game with Louisville as a member of the ACC was magnificent. It started out with the best CardMarch I have ever been to. It didn’t seem like I tailgated since 3pm either. I know some were out longer but that’s the earliest I could get out. Walking through the sea of CardNation after the CardMarch was amazing too. Walked by Luke Hancock, the entire UofL Basketball Team and even seen Miss Rose Bridgewater. It was a great time. Then we took the long walk to Section 9 Row GG to our seats. I thought I was gonna die. I sat down and did not move until the clock hit 0:00. (unlike 20% of the crowd) But I understood this time, Late night game, work and school tomorrow, I will give you some slack. I will not however give the 15,000 people who decided to spend the 2nd half on the party deck any slack. lol. They really should make those standing room only seats. It would increase capacity too!. The game was what I expected from a “Rookie” QB. Will Gardner did have a rough night but he didn’t do anything wrong that coaching and a nice game vs Murray State won’t fix. 3rd most yards in a opener under Petrino at QB isn’t too shabby either. Dom Brown and the entire receiving core impressed me. We said multiple people would have to step up to cover DP being out and boy did they ever. The entire Defense was amazing too. Lozo, Rankins, Kelsey AKA Mr 55 (cheap pop), Floyd, Sample, Holliman, Brown, Burgess and whoever else I forgot just made me glow.
Fireworks were not only in the air either….Our Offense was slow moving at first but the second half was Domination on both sides. The return of Bobby Petrino was here and it was quite apparent. Those scoreboards he talked about lighting up were put to use last night in the 31-13 drumming of Miami. Should have been 38-13 after Mr 55 scooped and scored then hit something called the Schmoney. (I don’t know). On the night the Cards killed 3 drives the Hurricanes started within their 20 yard line by allowing only 6 points on those drives. And just can I say more Corvin Lamb please
Well I will leave you with this, that was my 5th time watching us play an ACC team (5-0) and my 2nd time watching the Cards dominate Miami at home. I would love for them to be our rival in Football that we play every year even though they are not at this time, Virginia is. That rivalry will bring us better players. We counted 5 guys at least that UL were in the final two with Miami for getting them. It will teach them to pick us you would hope. We will get the good Miami guys like we normally do. Even the guys from Canes Shades put out an apology video, they know what’s up. We are in the prove it conference we wanted for the past 20 years. We will win games like this one and we will lose them too, no guaranteed victories. One thing is guaranteed, Miami learned their lesson on stomping the Bird.