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Game Day: Louisville at Utah

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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (1-1) AT UTAH UTES (2-1)

Game Time: 7:30 

Location: Rice-Eccles Stadium: Salt Lake City, Utah

Television: CBS Collge Sports

Favorite: Utah by 14

All-Time Series: Utah leads 3-0

Modern Series: Utah won 44-35 in 2007

Excitement Level: 5.9

It'd be higher if the Utes still held the nation's longest winning streak.

Game Attire: Black "The Ville" Shirt

Pregame Meal: TBD

Bold Prediction: Far too many people don't realize the game isn't on WHAS until about three minutes before kickoff.

Rock Keys Playing Alert Level: Pepper Mint (Slightly less likely than last week)

Predicted Star of the Game: Doug Beaumont

Here's hoping I'm close this week.

NOTABLE

--The Cardinals have lost their last four road games. Louisville’s last road win was a 35-28 decision at
Memphis on Oct. 10, 2008.

--Louisville is 4-11 all-time against teams from the Mountain West Conference.

Quotable

"The key is going to be how we react to this. We haven't been in this situation for awhile but we have a Louisville team that is coming in and is very similar to Oregon in that they have talent, speed and athleticism." --Kyle Whittingham

--"I would say we like to play aggressive, and I can expect the same from the Louisville receivers. It's going to be a little bit of a dogfight." --Utah CB R.J. Stanford

--"Had we taken care of business against UK, we would have scored quite a few more points. So yeah, they're a very talented team, but we're talented, too, and we have the coaches and the scheme to counteract it." --Justin Burke

"Utah is very similar to Kentucky as far as they give us a lot of man-to-man looks on the outside. They're real active up front — they try to load the box and stop the run." --Scott Long

CC Prediction: Utah 27, Louisville 17