Sept. 28, 2012
A quick review, featuring highlights in the win over FIU and clips from head coach Charlie Strong's press conference.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The 17th-ranked University of Louisville football team takes on Conference USA foe Southern Miss in the Cardinals final regular-season nonconference game of the year at Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Saturday at 8 p.m.
The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network (James Bates, Aaron Taylor, Evan Washburn), while radio coverage will be provided by the Louisville Sports Network (Paul Rogers, Joe Tronzo, Doug Ormay and Gus Allen).
GameTracker coverage will be provided on UofLSports.com.
Saturday’s game pits two former Conference USA rivals who combined to win seven Conference USA titles. The Cardinals won three championships, while the Golden Eagles captured four. The Golden Eagles own an 18-10-1 series advantage, but the Cardinals have won the last five encounters.
Ellis Johnson is in his first year at Southern Miss, where the Golden Eagles have slumped to an 0-3 start. Johnson took over as the Golden Eagles 19th head coach after four seasons at South Carolina.
Meanwhile, Louisville coach Charlie Strong
boosted his career record to 18-12 after his team's 28-21 victory over FIU last week.
Here is Saturday's Countdown to Kickoff:
- The Cardinals have registered TEN
rushing touchdowns this season.
9 - Louisville has won NINE games in three years under head coach Charlie Strong when holding the opposition to less than 300 yards of total offense.
8 - The Cardinals have allowed just EIGHT sacks this season.
7 - The Cardinals have given up just SEVEN points in the first quarter this season.
6 - Louisville has forced SIX fumbles through the first four games.
5 - The Cardinals are looking for their FIFTH-straight victory and would run its record to 5-0 for the first time since 2006.
4 - The Cardinals have won FOUR consecutive road games.
3 - Safety Calvin Pryor is tied for seventh nationally with forced fumbles.
2 - The Cardinals are one of only TWO schools with two running backs with more than 300 yards rushing in Jeremy Wright and Senorise Perry.
1 - Louisville has failed to score just ONE time in the red zone this season.
Enjoy Saturday's game and check back on www.UofLsports.com for postgame coverage.