Sept. 17, 2011
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Louisville Postgame NotesLouisville Game captains were Josh Chichester and William Savoy.
The Cardinals moved to 10-14 all-time against Kentucky, 7-8 all-time in Lexington.
This is Louisville's first win at Commonwealth Stadium since Sept. 4, 2005, a 31-24 victory for the Cardinals.
Since the inception of the Governor's Cup in 1994, each team has recorded a maximum of a four-game winning streak with Louisville winning from 2003-06 and Kentucky taking the Cup home from 2007-10. The Cardinals' win prevented Kentucky from winning the Governor's Cup for a record fifth-straight year.
Louisville has averaged 35.4 points per game over its last seven road contests against UK (248 total points).
This is the fourth game since Vance Bedford has been the defensive coordinator that Louisville's had five sacks or more in a game: Eastern Kentucky (8), Memphis (5), Rutgers (9), and Kentucky (6).
The Cardinals are 13-28-1 all-time against current members of the Southeastern Conference. The last time Louisville faced a school from the SEC other than Kentucky was Tennessee, in which Louisville fell, 45-10, in 1993.
Louisville moved to 6-1 when leading after the first quarter under Coach Charlie Strong. The Cardinals are 9-7 under Strong in his second season.
Today's contest marked 17 straight games without allowing 300 passing yards for the Cardinal defense.
This is Louisville's first four-game win streak in road games (away and neutral) since the Cards won their first four away games of the 2006 season (at Temple, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee, and Syracuse). U of L has not won five consecutive contests away from home since the 2004-05 seasons (last four of '04, first of '05).
Nate Nord and Adrian Bushell earned their first career starts. Bushell registered 11 tackles in the win.
B.J. Butler made his first appearance of the season in the first quarter.
Dexter Heyman forced his second career fumble when he jarred the ball loose from La'Rod King in the first quarter. The fumble recovery by Andrew Johnson was the first of his career.
Senior Dexter Heyman recorded a tackle for loss for the seventh-straight game dating back to last season, ending the game with two. He has 9.5 TFL over that span. In the win, Heyman tied a game high with 12 tackles.
Greg Scruggs recorded his sixth career sack - second of the season - in the third quarter for a loss of 14 yards. He finished the game with five tackles, including two sacks for a combined loss of 23 yards.
Dominique Brown's 23-yard run that set up the first-quarter touchdown was the longest of his career. He finished the game with a career-best 91 yards on 14 carries.
Senorise Perry blocked Ryan Tydlacka's punt in the second quarter, becoming the first Cardinal to accomplish the feat since Chad Rimpsey on Oct. 1, 2005, against Florida Atlantic.
Louisville took a 7-3 lead on a 38-yard pass from Will Stein to Andrell Smith, the fourth receiving touchdown of his career and first of the season. It was Stein's second touchdown pass of at least 30 yards this season (first came against Murray State on a 39-yarder to DeVante Parker).
Stein's five touchdown passes are the most for a Cardinal QB through first three games since 2007 (Brian Brohm, 11).
With 181 yards on the ground Saturday night, U of L has now rushed for 100 yards or more in 14 of its 16 games under Strong.
Freshman Teddy Bridgewater recorded his first career touchdown as a Cardinal on a 25-yard pass to DeVante Parker, putting U of L ahead, 14-3. All three of Parker's TD catches have been for over 25 yards. Bridgewater found Josh Bellamy on a 25-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Chris Philpott connected on a 20-yard field goal, making him 2-of-2 on the year and 22-of-28 for his career. He is now 7-for-7 on field goals ranging between 20-29 yards. With the field goal, Philpott now is tied for sixth all-time in career field goals made at Louisville.
Louisville 24, Kentucky 17
Sept. 17, 2011
ALL-TIME CAREER FIELD GOAL LEADERS
1. Art Carmody - 60
2. Nate Smith - 44
3. Ron Bell - 36
4. David Akers - 34
5. Wilbur Summers - 24
6. Jon Hilbert - 22
6. Klaus Wilmsmeyer - 22
6. Chris Philpott - 22
9. Danny Cerione - 18
10. Phil Ellis - 17
ALL-TIME FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE LEADERS
1. Art Carmody - .822 (60-73)
2. Chris Philpott - .786 (22-28)
3. Danny Cerione - .783 (18-23)
4. Klaus Wilmsmeyer - .733 (22-30)
5. Nate Smith - .687 (44-64)