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The No. 13 Cardinals soar over Syracuse in ACC opener


There was a lot of chatter this past week about whether or not Lamar Jackson was the real deal, or was his epic performance in week one just a fluke against a weaker team.

It’s safe to say that the ACC better watch out for #8 in Cardinal red.

With a final score of # 13 Louisville 62 – Syracuse 28, UL is making the statement that Bobby Petrino’s Cardinals are a force to be reckoned with, now at #10 in the AP polls. Louisville has had plenty of success against Syracuse in recent years, adding this game to the series, they have won 6 of their last 7 meetings.

Lamar Jackson is breaking school records every week. Against the Orange, he set a new school record with 610 yards of offense (411 passing yards and 199 rushing yards, with 5 TDs)  passing Chris Redman’s 578. This is also the most yards ever allowed by Syracuse.

Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

At one point in the game Jackson become the only player to ever reach over 400 yards passing and 200 yards rushing in a single game. However, that didn’t last because his final run was for a loss of 2, dropping him to 199 rushing yards. Last week he broke the school record for most touchdowns with 8.

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The Cardinals are leading the ACC in total offense and all offensive categories. They are also leading the ACC in overall defense. Lamar Jackson is leading the nation in passing and rushing yards with Jamari Staples second in the nation in receiving.


This week UL fans saw what we’ve been waiting for; consistency by Jackson and the return
of the running game. Brandon Radcliff #23 had 9 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown. The running backs Radcliff, Scott, and Smith are hitting their stride at the perfect time with Louisville’s schedule about to reach maximum difficulty.

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ESPN College GameDay. will travel to Louisville to broadcast #2 Florida State vs #10 Louisville as Saturday’s national game of the week. Last year FSU beat Louisville 41-21 in Tallahassee. The Cards were too young last year and the Seminoles aren’t prepared for us this year.

The reality is that the Cards put up one hell of a fight last year against the ‘Noles. And we did it with a freshman quarterback, a freshman offensive line, and talented running backs whose production suffered due to the majority of youth that couldn’t block for the backfield.


#2 Florida State University vs #10 University of Louisville on Saturday September 17 at noon. Broadcasted on ABC and ESPN3.

(Article by Beau Kilpatrick, University of Louisville, September 10, 2016)




I am a recent graduate from the University of Louisville. I have my B.A. in English and a minor in communication. I am a Composition Instructor at UofL and graduate student pursuing a M.A. in English. Louisville is my home town and I am very passionate about my city and my university.

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