LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (4-2, 0-1) vs. SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS (6-1, 1-1)
Game Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Announcers: Ari Wolfe/Doug James
Favorite: South Florida by 3.5
All-Time Series: South Florida leads 3-2
Last Meeting: South Florida won 55-17 last season
Excitement Level (1-10): 8.3
I'm back, baby.
Game Attire: Black Zack Stoudt jersey (with correct hat)
Pre-Game Meal: Chicken wings and burgers
Predicted Star of the Game: Hunter Cantwell
It's now or never, my man. You might not have to be great, but you definitely have to be good.
Obscure and Bold Prediction: Louisville DOES NOT draw any penalties for not having enough men on the line of scrimmage
Notable and Quotable
--The average margin of victory in this series has been 25.4 points. The one game decided by less than 23 points was the first, which USF won 31-28 in overtime.
--Trent Guy has returned three kickoffs for a total of 142 yards (47.3 ypr).
--South Florida has outscored its opponents 59-7 in the third quarter.
--USF held its first five opponents this season to under 100 yards rushing.
--"Whoever wins this game, the loser is probably out of the Big East race. We need to go up there and win, and win without a doubt." --Matt Grothe
--"I think it's (the Big East race) wide-smokin' open. There's not really been a team that's jumped out to the forefront yet and there has not been a team that has really fallen off yet either." --"Smokin'" Steve Kragthorpe
--"We knew about (Victor Anderson) when he was coming out of high school. He is an awfully good player, recruited by a lot of people. He can run, he has great speed and he's tough." --Jim Leavitt
--“We haven’t thrown it quite as much the past couple weeks. Hunter is getting back to full strength and that will certainly help us. Getting Scott (Long) back helps our receiving corps a little bit. We’ve been a little bit banged up there too. Trent has been a little bit banged up so it’s good to get him back and hopefully we can get (Troy) Pascley back this week too.” --Steve Kragthorpe
--"We've got to stop the run, first and foremost. Make them one-dimensional. Hopefully stop the run then we have them where we want them." --George Selvie