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LOUISVILLE (5-6, 2-4) vs. RUTGERS (7-4, 3-3)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Television: ESPN

Location: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium: Louisville, KY

Favorite: Louisville by 2.5

All-Time Series: Rutgers leads 5-1

Last Meeting: Rutgers won 28-25 last season in Piscataway.

Excitement Level: 2.4

I'm just being honest.

Game Attire: Black Carmody jersey over black under armour.

We came into this season together, we might as well leave it together...plus it's a blackout game.

Pre-Game Meal: I'm thinking about cruising over to Taco Bell in a few minutes. I have no idea why, but U of L sports always make me crave the Bell.

Bilal Powell Playing (At RB) Alert Level: Radical Red (slightly unlikely to moderate)

Art Record Watch: Needs two points to break Roman Anderson's (Houston) record for most points by a kicker.

Predicted Stars of the Game:

Danny Barlowe
Gary Barnidge
Marcel Benson
Brian Brohm
Terrance Butler
Art Carmody
Pat Carter
Brandon Cox
Harry Douglas
Todd Flannery
Breno Giacomini
Malik Jackson
Scott Kuhn
Deon Palmer
Jon Russell
Preston Smith
Willie Williams

These guys are the reason people will come out tonight, and they're the reason people (barring another South Florida) will remain respectful.

Notable and Quotable

--"I understood that if we didn't play well as a team, I wasn't going to be in that race no matter what. The really disappointing thing is not going in there and playing well as a team week in and week out." --Brian Brohm

--"I don't think anybody -- our players, the coaches, the administration, the fans -- like the situation we're in. Yet the thing we can control right now is our attitude and our effort and the way in which we approach this game and the way we prepare for it." --Steve Kragthorpe

--"Just win it for ourselves." --Brian Brohm

--"One reason why I chose this school was because I didn't want to go anywhere that was already set. I saw that this program was on the uprise, and I wanted to contribute." --Harry Douglas

--"My goal coming in as a freshman was just to kick one extra point. To have gone on to do what I've done and helped us win a lot of football games has been a lot of fun." --Art Carmody

CC Prediction: Louisville 38, Rutgers 35

Go Cards.