Nov. 22, 2008
Final Stats |
- RB Victor Anderson became the 13th individual to rush for 1,000 yards in a season when he scampered 40 yards on his first carry of the game. It's the 16th time in school history that a Louisville back has rushed for over 1,000 yards. Anderson finished with 61 yards on eight carries to bring his season total to 1,034 yards. Michael Bush was the last Cardinal to rush for over 1,000 yards, gaining 1,143 yards in 2005. Anderson entered the game second nationally in rushing yards among freshmen, averaging 97.3 yards per game.
- WR Doug Beaumont caught a career-long 47-yard reception in the first quarter.
- The Cardinals scored on a 9-play, 97-yard drive to go up 7-0 in the first quarter. It was its longest drive of the season and the third this year of 90 or more yards.
- WR Chris Vaughn produced career highs in receptions (7) and yards (70).
- U of L gained 474 yards on offense, its most in seven games (since totalling 508 vs. Connecticut).
- LB Jon Dempsey had a season high 10 tackles today (9 solo, 1 asst), including a hit near the goal line to deny a WVU touchdownd at the end the first half.
- CB Karldell Dunning made his first start at cornerback after Woodny Turenne broke his clavicle after making an interception versus Cincinnati. Dunning is the third true freshmen to start for the Cardinals this season. DE Greg Scruggs and LB Dexter Heyman also made starts this season.
- DE Greg Scruggs made his second career start at defensive end.
- C Eric Wood made his 48th straight start at center, while tackle DT Earl Heyman made his 36th consecutive start.
- The Cardinals said goodbye to 20 seniors prior to the game. The senior class was one of the most productive in school history, posting a (32-15 prior to game). This class has gone to the Gator Bowl in 2005 won the 2007 Orange Bowl as well.
- With its record eighth home game this season, the Cardinals set a season total attendance record of 317,442. U of L averaged 39,680 fans this season with every game a sellout.
- U of L allowed a season-high 376 rushing yards, led by WVU single-play gains of 79, 66 and 43 yards. The Cardinals had entered the game eighth nationally in rushing defense, allowing 95.4 yards per game.
- QB Hunter Cantwell threw for career highs in attempts (47) and complettions (27) for 276 yards, his second highest yardage of the season.