For the fifth time this season, the Louisville Cardinals will be playing in front of a sellout crowd on Saturday.
U of L officially announced Friday morning that Saturday's home football game against Temple is sold out. The sellout crowd will watch as the Cards attempt to make history by improving to 9-0 for the first time ever.
Saturday's tilt against the Owls will be Louisville's sixth home game of the 2012 season, and their fifth sell out. For reference, the Cards played in front of a sellout crowd just once in Charlie Strong's debut season of 2010, and only twice last season.
Louisville fans have set the top two single-season attendance records over past two years, averaging 50,648 in 2010 and 48,538 last season. The Cardinals are averaging 51,942 through the first five games this season.
A record crowd of 55,386 fans packed Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for the 2012 opener against Kentucky back in September.
With attendance numbers down across the country, it's been very encouraging to see Louisville fans embrace this team and Coach Strong's message.