In college football, the Louisville Cardinals overcame a 17-12 halftime deficit to defeat Southern Mississippi Saturday night in a rain-soaked game in Hattiesburg.

U of L running back Senorise Perry scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter and the Cards held off a final Southern Miss scoring drive to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Golden Eagles fell to 0-4.

U of L has next weekend off before returning to action the following Saturday at Pittsburgh.

In Lexington, the Kentucky Wildcats led number six South Carolina 17-7 at halftime but the Gamecocks came back with 31 unanswered points to defeat UK 38-17.

Kentucky falls to 1-4 on the season. South Carolina is 5 and 0. The Wildcats host Mississippi State next Saturday.

Indiana dropped its second straight game Saturday, losing at Northwestern 44-29. The 2 and 2 Hoosiers host Michigan State next weekend.

Rick Howlett is WFPL's Broadcast Editor and also produces feature and general assignment radio stories.