Fri September 21, 2012
College Football: Cards, Cats Head to Florida
The Louisville Cardinals begin a string of three straight road games tomorrow.
The first stop for coach Charlie Strong’s team is Miami, where U of L faces the Florida International Panthers.
"I just told them this team came in here last year and beat us, so we’re going to respect this football team," Strong said this week. "This is a good team. They returned 18 starters, so you guys know what you’re up against and you’re on the road, now you’re going to their place."
The 3-0 Cards are ranked 18th and 20th in the latest polls. Tomorrow’s kickoff is 7:00pm.
The Kentucky Wildcats hope to pull off a huge upset tomorrow.
UK (1-2) travels to Gainesville for the annual showdown with the Florida Gators.
A victory would snap a 25 game losing streak to Florida.
It could also generate some goodwill for UK coach Joker Phillips, who’s been on the hot seat since the start of the season. It’s only grown hotter since last week’s upset loss to Western Kentucky.
Phillips says he’s trying to keep his players focused.
"We’ve got to prepare them for all the things that are involved when you’re down a little bit. We’ve got to get them prepared for this hostile environment that we’re about to go in," Phillips said this week. "We have to continue to talk to our kids. This is the time they need us the most as coaches."
Kickoff in Gainesville is 12:20pm.
Indiana is idle this weekend. The Hoosiers resume play on September 29 at Northwestern.