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Game Day: Louisville at Utah


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.


--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.


"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