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3:46 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

College Football: Central Florida Hopes to Spoil Cards' Party

The University of Louisville football team returns to action tomorrow night, hosting Central Florida in U of L’s second straight nationally televised contest.

This will be the Cards’ 100th game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and the Knights could be the toughest opponent of the season for coach Charlie Strong’s team.

"They’re a team that doesn’t beat themselves," Strong said this week.

"They went up to Happy Valley and beat Penn State and had a very impressive comeback win against Memphis.   So we know this:  our work’s going to be cut out for us this week.  We’re going to have to play very well."

Strong says these two teams have a lot in common.

"A lot of those players are similar to our kids, they’re from the state of Florida.     They know (U of L quarterback) Teddy (Bridgewater) and they’re going to be familiar with us because a lot of them are their teammates from high school.    So the matchups are going to be fun, there will probably be a lot of talking because they know one another." 

Central Florida is 4-1 this season.   Their only defeat was a 28-25 loss to number 12 South Carolina.

U of L is undefeated in six games, and ranked number six in the latest coaches’ poll.

Friday's kickoff is at 8:00pm.