Let me first start by saying that we won and that is all that matters right now, whether our offense and special teams were poor or not and whether the playing calling was predictable or not. However, credit needs to be given where its due and Vance Bedford's Defense deserves it!
Before last night Louisville was 17th in the country in sacks with 15. After the stellar performance last night, we now lead the country with 23 sacks. Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Fresno State are tied for second with 19. Lorenzo Mauldin is currently tied for 2nd in the country in the sacks category with 6.5 (one sack last night) and Marcus Smith is tied for 5th in the country with 6 (had 3 last night). The story doesnt start there though. Last night we all witnessed probably the best defensive performance that I have seen in Louisville history. We had 4 interceptions and 8 sacks. I dont think we have ever done that. We also got great play from Pryor, Floyd, and Hakeem Smith. Its a definitely a great time to be a Louisville Cardinal.