Oct. 8, 2011
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Louisville Postgame Notes
Louisville 7, North Carolina 14
Oct. 8, 2011
Chapel Hill, N.C.
- The Cardinals suffered five injuries (WR DeVante Parker, TE Stephon Ball, OT Hector Hernandez, OG Kamran Joyer and DT Randy Salmon) in practice during the week that caused those players to miss today's game against North Carolina. RB Victor Anderson was a game-time decision, but couldn't go with an ankle sprain, although he was on the field for an onside kick in the closing minute.
- Guard Jamon Brown made his first start at offensive guard because of injuries on the offensive line this week in practice to offensive tackle Hector Hernandez and guard Kamran Joyer. Brown played the first two games at defensive tackle. The Cards' offensive line allowed just two sacks today.
- Linebacker Deiontrez Mount became the 11th true freshman to make his collegiate debut when he also made his first collegiate start at linebacker. Mount started with the Cardinals at defensive end before moving to linebacker.
- Cornerback Terell Floyd made his first career start at cornerback, becoming the eighth true freshman to start for the Cardinals this season.
- Dominique Brown made his first career start at tailback, carrying a career-high 18 times for 47 yards.
- Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made his second consecutive start at quarterback for the Cardinals. The true freshman completed 19-of-30 passes for 173 yards, one touchdown and an interception.
- The Cardinals recorded their first turnover since the Kentucky game and just the fifth this season when Anthony Conner forced a second-quarter fumble that was recovered by Hakeem Smith.
- Defensive end Marcus Smith recorded the first three sacks of his career in today's game against North Carolina.
- Linebacker Daniel Brown started his 18th straight game at linebacker, while free safety Shenard Holton and strong safety Hakeem Smith each started their 17th straight games.
- North Carolina, which entered the game averaging 411.0 yards of total offense, was limited to a season-low 264 yards, including just 62 in the first half.