Louisville-Pittsburgh Postgame Notes

 



Nov. 12, 2011

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Louisville Postgame Notes
Louisville 14, Pittsburgh 21
Attendance: 51,321
Nov. 12, 2011

  • Louisville game captains were senior tight end Josh Chichester and senior linebacker Dexter Heyman.
  • Head coach Charlie Strong falls to 12-11 at Louisville.
  • With the Pittsburgh win, the Panthers take control of the all-time series, 8-7.
  • The Cardinal defense has given up seven points or less in the first quarter of every game this season.
  • Hakeem Smith earned his 22nd-straight start.
  • Senior tight end Josh Chichester recorded his 21st consecutive game with a catch. He finished the game with three catches for 29 yards.
  • Prior to kickoff for Saturday's home finale, Louisville honored its 17 departing seniors.
  • Senior Josh Bellamy made his first career start and played in just his second game at cornerback. In his second season as a Cardinal, Bellamy entered the day with 45 career receptions for 546 yards and 12 career starts at wide receiver.
  • Bellamy recorded all seven tackles - a career high - in the first half.
  • After scoring touchdowns in their game-opening drives in the two games prior to this week, the Cardinals' opening drive on Saturday ended with an interception at the Pittsburgh 18-yard line by linebacker Carl Fleming on a pass by Teddy Bridgewater.
  • The Cardinals were held scoreless in the first half for the second time this season. The first came in the 14-7 loss at North Carolina on Oct. 8.

  • The Louisville defense held the Panthers to seven points in the first two quarters, their lowest first half total since scoring only six in the first half of a 34-10 loss at Rutgers on Oct. 8, 2011.

  • Senior Victor Anderson moved into 10th place all-time in rushing yards.
Career Rushing Yards
1. Walter Peacock (1972-75) - 3,024
2. Nathan Poole (1975-78) - 2,903
3. Lenny Lyles (1954-57) - 2,786
4. Howard Stevens (1971-72) - 2,723
5. Frank Moreau (1995-99) - 2,599
6. Tom Lucia (1947-50) - 2,542
7. Michael Bush (2003-06) - 2,514
8. Deon Booker (1985-88) - 2,363
9. Bilal Powell (2007-10) - 2,338
10. Victor Anderson (2008-Present) - 2,176

  • With Victor Anderson's three receptions, he set a career high for catches in a season (21).
  • With a total of three sacks, it's the first time the Cardinals have recorded three or more sacks in three consecutive games since a five-game string from Nov. 11, 2005-Sept. 16, 2006 (3-4-3-3-5-4).
  • Freshman wide receiver Michaelee Harris had four catches for 38 yards in the loss to Pittsburgh. He jumped up the freshman charts in both categories with his performance against the Panthers, moving into a tie for sixth in receptions and seventh in receiving yards.
Receptions by a freshman, Louisville history
1. 47 - Ibn Green, 1996
2. 46 - Arnold Jackson, 1997
3. 37 - Mario Urrutia, 2005
4. 34 - John Bell, 1994
5. 33 - Joshua Tinch, 2002
6. 30 - Josh Chichester, 2008
t-6. 30 - Michaelee Harris, 2011
t-8. 27 - Ronnie Ghent, 2000
t-8. 27 - Ralph Dawkins, 1990
t-8. 27 - Larry Stricklin, 1985

Receiving yards by a freshman, Louisville history
1. 797 - Mario Urrutia, 2005
2. 687 - Arnold Jackson, 1997
3. 535 - Ibn Green, 1996
4. 473 - John Bell, 1994
5. 429 - Joshua Tinch, 2002
5. 429 - Zek Parker, 1998
7. 394 - Michaelee Harris, 2011
8. 392 - Ronnie Ghent, 2000
9. 373 - Ralph Dawkins, 1990
10. 361 - Kevin Miller, 1974


 

 

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