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--Spread check: 'Eers by 17.5

--The Parkersburg News and Sentinel takes a look at the past "unforgettable" matchups between Louisville and West Virginia.

For a while there, it looked as if West Virginia and Louisville were starting one of the better rivalries in the Big East.

Both teams were loaded with NFL talent - Pat White and Steve Slaton with the Mountaineers, Elvis Dumervil and Brian Brohm for the Cardinals, to name a few.

And the matchups were fascinating.

Who could forget that colossal fourth-quarter comeback White engineered as a redshirt freshman for WVU at Mountaineer Field. Or the next season at Louisville, when the Cardinals beat the Mountaineers in a battle of Top-5 teams back at Papa John's Stadium?

Then Bobby Petrino left Louisville for 13 games with the Atlanta Falcons before signing a lucrative deal to coach at Arkansas.

In came Steve Kragthorpe, out went Louisville's national ranking, and the Cards haven't beaten the Mountaineers since. In fact, West Virginia is 8-2 all-time against Louisville.

--The folks at The Smoking Musket somehow got a hold of Steve Kragthorpe's personal diary.

--Louisville isn't the only squad limping into action Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers are battered and bruised following last week's 30-19 loss to South Florida.

--Despite that, WVU head coach Bill Stewart hasn't made any major changes in preparation for Louisville.

--Pat White's gone, Noel Devine isn't, and Louisville hasn't been very good on the road.

--Annndddd game notes.