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The Cardinal Countdown: 58 Days Until Kickoff

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 02 Louisville v Purdue Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

58 Days Until Kickoff

When the Cards don’t have an athlete wearing the days corresponding jersey number in 2021 I’m going to drop a quick stat, a “did you know” or maybe even a “you ain’t gonna believe this” below. You’re gonna need to click each day to find out what you get….

Did you know the Cards played their very first bowl game on January 1st of ’58. Louisville faced off against Drake in what feels like Forever ago, but at the time fans were thinking it was the “Best I Ever Had” since it was their lone bowl appearance. In what could only be described as God’s Plan the Cards said Take Care and sent Drake packing with a 34-20 victory. Coaches for the Fighting Aubrey’s were overheard telling the team “Hold On, We’re Going Home” as they exited the field sobbing profusely. The Headlines early the next morning praised Louisville for the win, but the sign on the hotel door still read Do Not Disturb as the Cardinal party lasted most of the night. L’s Up!