Nov. 3, 2012
Louisville Postgame Notes
No. 10/12 Louisville 45, Temple 17
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
The Cardinals and Owls met for the sixth meeting in series history. Louisville had won the last two meetings heading into Saturday's contest, and evened the series at three games apiece. Temple won the first three games in the series. When playing in Louisville, the Cardinals own a 2-2 mark against the Owls.
With the win:
It is the largest margin of victory against a BIG EAST opponent (28 points) since 2006. The Cardinals' largest margin of victory came against Connecticut (48-17) in 2006.
It is the most points the Cardinals have scored at home since posting 56 against Memphis on Oct. 9, 2010 (56-0 victory).
Louisville's 31 points in the first half is the most points the Cardinals have scored against a BIG EAST opponent since joining in 2005. It's the most points the Cardinals have scored in the first half against a conference opponent since Louisville dropped 42 against Cincinnati (Conference USA) on Nov. 27, 2004.
Temple won the toss and elected to receive.
BJ Butler lined up on both sides of the ball, playing tight end and defensive end.
Today's attendance is 44,609.
Teddy Bridgewater continues to highlight Louisville's offense.
When scoring more than 20 points in a game under the direction of Charlie Strong, the Cardinals' record is 22-4.
Jeremy Wright scored his 14th rushing touchdown, as he ran into the end zone from three yards out in the second quarter. He finished the game with 100 yards rushing on 10 attempts.
Andrell Smith has four catches for 61 yards, with a pair of touchdown receptions. The two touchdown receptions are a career best.
Louisville's offense continues to make quick work on the field, scoring on 10 plays or less 34 times this season. Of those 34 times, 30 of those scores have been touchdowns.
Hakeem Smith recovered the third fumble of his career in the first quarter. He finished the game with six tackles.
Marcus Smith posted his third sack of the year in the fourth quarter, a 10-yard loss.
The Cardinals' defense has totaled six turnovers in the last two games.
The Cardinals now have 22 rushing touchdowns this season. The last time Louisville tallied at least 22 scores on the ground was in 2007, when Louisville registered 22 rushing touchdowns.
|Year||Total Rushing Touchdowns|
DeVante Parker continues to maintain his reputation as the Cardinals' big-play receiver. Including the Temple game, Parker has 10 catches this season of at least 20 yards. Last year, Parker had five catches of at least 20 yards (one in the following games: Murray State, Florida International, Kentucky, Syracuse and West Virginia).
|Opponent||No. of Catches at Least 20 Yards|
Temple's kickoff return touchdown on the opening play of the game marks the first time an opponent has accomplished such a feat since Louisville records show, dating back to 1978.
Today's game served as Military Appreciation Day.