Nov. 24, 2012
Louisville Postgame Notes
No. 19/18 Louisville 20, Connecticut 23
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012
The Cardinals and Huskies met for the ninth meeting in series history. Louisville had won the last two meetings heading into Saturday's contest. Louisville still holds a 5-4 series advantage. When playing in Louisville, the Cardinals own a 3-2 mark against the Huskies.
Louisville won the toss and deferred to the second half. Connecticut received to start the game.
The game attendance was 45,618.
Teddy Bridgewater continues to highlight Louisville's offense, despite being knocked out of the game twice due to injury.
Running back Jeremy Wright, who finished with 43 yards on the ground, led all receivers in catches (9) and receiving yards (72). Both receiving totals are career highs.
When scoring more than 20 points in a game under the direction of Charlie Strong, the Cardinals' record dropped to 22-6.
DeVante Parker had his second multi-touchdown reception game of the year, as he finished the game with eight catches for two scores. His first touchdown of the game tied the contest at 10 apiece with 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter and his other score came in overtime to tie the game at 20.
DeVante Parker continues to maintain his reputation as the Cardinals' big-play receiver. Including the Connecticut game, Parker has 12 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|
Calvin Pryor finished the game with a career-high 11 tackles, seven of which were solo stops. He also had his third pass breakup of the year.
Freshman James Burgess registered the first double-digit tackle total of his career, making 10 stops. He also tallied the first interception of his career.
Today's game served as Senior Day.