This week on 55…………
We talk Kyle Bolin…yes Kyle Bolin. Basketball gears up for a big showdown with Ohio State. This week in Cardinal Athletics brings us to the end of another season and find out who made the All ACC teams in football. So without further adieu, get ready for the ride. Without further interruption, here are the things from this week that stood out to me the most. The most ridiculous, interesting and factual things I came across. This is the Mid-Season Finale of 55……….
Once again the Cardinal flag is flown after another week of Cardinal Football. This week the Cards dispatched uk 44-40 behind the unsung hero Kyle Bolin. When starter Reggie Bonnafon went down to injury the thought that crossed most of our minds was….crap. Not because we didn’t believe in Kyle but because another QB injury occurred. Good thing we have 13 on roster I guess. Kyle stepped in and played like a Bobby Petrino QB throwing for 381 yards and 3 TD’s….all to Sr Devante Parker. Devante tied Ibn Green’s record of 33 career Touchdowns after his 6 catch, 180 yard, 3 TD game. The cats went 1 on 1 with Devante, big mistake. When asked about it: “I was glad they did, They had no chance.” Brandon Radcliff added 68 yards rushing and 2 TD’s solidifying the amazing season he has had. THE go to back in tough situations this season, B Rad has excelled. Eli Rogers had 5 receptions for 61 yards as well. John Wallace had 8 points on the day with 1-1 FG and 5-5 XP.
Let’s talk about the defense too….Keith Kelsey added another double-digit tackle day (10) and James Sample had 7 tackles and one Interception. Deontrez Mount had a sack and GEROD HOLLIMAN set a new ACC record and tied the NCAA record for interceptions in a season with his 14th of the year and also had a sack. Bobby Petrino had his 50th win at UL and got credited for half a sack in the pregame festivities. Kyle did make a few mistakes but nothing that couldn’t be worked on. The Cards are awaiting their bowl fate. CSZ’s Steve Rummage believes they will end up in the Music City Bowl against a SEC opponent. haven’t played a SEC team in a bowl in forever…..
Speaking of the pre-game festivities. I do not fault uk for trying to start fights with us with the intent of getting our star players ejected. It was the only shot they had. They got into our head and intended but when all was said and done our 3rd string QB when Chris Redman on them. Congrats to a great kid who deserved this moment.
No. 6 Louisville went on a 29-0 run over the first 15:58 against Savannah State en route to an 87-26 victory Monday night. Montrezl Harrell had 15 points and 9 rebounds in this game. Wayne Blackshear had 13 points. Onuaku nearly missed another double-double with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks. Terry Rozier on a quiet night scored 11 points. Chris Jones and Anton Gill both with 9 points each. Jaylen Johnson scored 7 points and 5 rebounds and Trent Gilbert added 6 off the bench. Levitch did not score. The Cards shot 53% from the field. On Wednesday the Cards beat Cleveland State 45-33. This was coach Pitino’s 700th coaching victory. Montrezl went for 15 points, 3 blocks and 13 rebounds this game and Chris Jones added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Terry Rozier had 9 points and 11 rebounds and Onuaku strikes again with 7 blocks this game to go along with his 2 points and 9 rebounds. The Cards face Ohio State tomorrow night at home in the ACC/Big 10 challenge at the YUM! Center.
Here is your week in Cardinal Athletics:
Swimming and Diving: idle
Women’s Basketball: The Cards won their 3 games by an average of 30.6 ppg this week defeating WKU 89-67, Lafayette 102-61 at home before traveling to Valpo for a 86-59 beating. Myisha Hines-Allen went for 19,18 then 19 in the three contests earning herself ACC rookie of the week honors. Bria Smith messed around and had a triple-double scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists to go along with her 4 steals vs WKU. Sara Hammond went for 16 & 10 as well that game.
In the Cards 102-61 win over Lafayette, Hines-Allen scored 18 points, Mariya Moore had 11 points and 10 assists, Jude Schimmel scored 15, Emmonnie Henderson scored 13, Sara Hammond and Megan Deines had 11 each and Bria Smith 10 vs Lafayette.
Myisha Hines-Allen scored 21 points in Louisville’s 86-59 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday. Emmonnie Henderson had 11 & 11. Sara Hammond scored 13 points, Shawnta’ Dyer had 11 and Moore chipped in eight points for the Cardinals. The Cards host Iowa on Thursday at 7 then uk on Sunday at 2. Both games on ESPN3 or Watch ESPN.
The Cards lost a close one to Pitt 3-2 to finish the regular season 15-15. Maya McClendon finished with 16 kills and 10 digs with Janelle Jenkins also tallying a double-double with 10 kills and 12 digs. Katie George contributed 39 assists and Gabbie Wiley finished with a team high 19 digs and a career-high five service aces.
The Soccer team ended their season with a 1-0 loss to UMBC at Lynnsanity in the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. the Cards finished with a11-8-3 record and a national top 25 ranking.
All other sports are on a bye week or have ended their fall seasons.
This has been your week in Cardinal Athletics!
-STILL FREE SHAQ PLEASE!!!!!!! Thanks!
-Thon Maker will attend the OSU game tomorrow night, big visit
-10 Cards made All ACC honors with Gerod Holliman being the lone 1st teamer and Devante Parker made 3rd team despite only playing in 5 games
-Alyssa Voelmle has been named to the 2014 Longstreth/All-America first team. She becomes the eighth player in program history to earn All-America honors for Field Hockey
-Sr wide receiver DeVante Parker was named the Wide Receiver of the Week and redshirt freshman quarterback Kyle Bolin was selected the Rookie of the Week.
–Here is Tim’s Photo Gallery from the uk game
-Justin showed us the recruiting guest list for the uk game here
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 30, 2014
-This is the mid-season finale of 55. I will work a ton of hours the next few weeks and don’t wanna half *** anything so I will go on a break…..Yes Rachael we are on a break. Sorry, friends joke. Until next time…..Go Cards!
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*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain
**none taken from other people’s thoughts, NONE