Louisville To Honor 1993 Liberty Bowl Team On Saturday

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The 1993 Louisville football team that defeated Michigan State in the Liberty Bowl will be honored at halftime of this Saturday's game against Florida International.

One of the first U of L teams to earn national recognition, Howard Schnellenberger guided the Cards to a 9-3 season that included a 35-17 win over No. 23 Arizona State and a 41-10 thumping of Texas at Old Cardinal Stadium. In the bowl game, the Cards scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a 7-3 halftime deficit and notch the third bowl victory in program history. Jeff Brohm was named the game's MVP after tossing for 197 yards and a touchdown.

This was the first Louisville football team that I really remember following for an entire season, and they'll always be special to me. I remember being told how big a deal the win over Texas was and also being absolutely devastated by the one-point loss at West Virginia. I also remember playing football at school and responding to a teacher who asked if I was Jeff Brohm by saying that I was actually Aaron Bailey because we wore our shirts the same way. In hindsight, I'm not sure if Bailey sported as many turtlenecks as my mom threw on me, but at the time it felt like we were the same dude.

Anyway, I'm excited to see the team back together on Saturday.


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