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University of Louisville football coach Steve Kragthorpe says his team will bounce back from two disappointing road losses.

The 5 and 4 Cards need one more win to become bowl-eligible.    

They’ll close out the regular season against Cincinnati, West Virginia and Rutgers.    Kragthorpe says he’s confident the Cards can shake off Saturday’s 41-7 loss at Pittsburgh and be ready for the number 22 Bearcats Friday night at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

“We’re going to fight. I’m convinced this team is comprised of a bunch of fighters.  I like their attitude, I like the way they work, I like the way they continue to battle, I liked the way they continued to battle in the Pitt game,” Kragthorpe said during his weekly press conference Monday.  

He also announced that Hunter Cantwell will remain the Cards’ starting quarterback.

Cantwell was replaced briefly by redshirt freshman Matt Simms during the Pittsburgh game.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."