Photos + Game Notes: Louisville vs. EKU

Charlie Strong registered his first win at Louisville Saturday over Eastern Kentucky, 23-13. captured all the action from the field. Check out's photo gallery from Saturday's win over EKU.

Photo Gallery: Louisville vs. Eastern Kentucky

All photos copyright All photos by photographer Jim Davis

Game Notes

# With the 23-13 win, head coach Charlie recorded his first career win as a head coach. Strong and the Cardinals improve to 1-1 this year.

# Louisville and Eastern Kentucky met for the 26th time. The win improves the Cardinals' record to 17-8-1 against the Colonels.

# Louisville has won nine of the last 10 games against Eastern Kentucky.

# The Cardinals are victorious in their last 13 games against opponents in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

# Louisville head coach Charlie Strong tabbed Johnny Patrick and Adam Froman as the captains for today's game against Eastern Kentucky.

# Today's attendance of 51,427 marks the second-largest crowd at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

# The Cardinals wore a specially designed helmet in honor of those fallen on Sept. 11. Along with two stripes of blue stars running from the back of the helmet to the front toward the face mask, there was an American-flag themed Cardinal decal on each side of the helmet.

# Louisville won the toss and elected to receive. The Cardinals are 1-0 this year when winning the coin flip.

# First-time starters for today's game consisted of B.J. Butler (defensive end) and Hakeem Smith (safety); players making their first appearance in a Cardinal uniform were Deon Rogers and Tyon Dixon.

# The following is a list of true freshmen who played today: Preston Brown, Marcus Smith, Tyon Dixon, Deon Rogers, B.J. Butler (earned the start), Jarrett Davis and Brandon Dunn.

# Louisville's 23 points in the second quarter are the most points the Cardinals have totaled in a quarter since scoring 28 at Memphis on Oct. 10, 2008.

# Adam Froman's 190 yards in the first half are the most by a Louisville quarterback since Hunter Cantwell recorded 195 yards in the second half at West Virginia on Nov. 22, 2008. Cantwell was 20-for-32 in the half.

# Wide receiver Doug Beaumont caught a pass during the Cardinals' first possession, extending his reception streak to 26-straight games, dating back to the 2007 season. He made a catch in all 12 games in 2008 and 2009, and had three receptions against Kentucky this season.

# Doug Beaumont hauled in a 42-yard reception for his first career touchdown. The Louisville native went 106 catches without a touchdown. He finished the game with 83 receiving yards. Last year, his season high was 87 yards against Utah. His career high is 119 against Kansas State, which he registered in 2008.

# Adam Froman's touchdown pass was the seventh of his career.

# Josh Bellamy's 11-yard reception with less than two minutes remaining in the first half marked his first career reception in a Cardinal uniform. He finished the contest with two catches for 22 yards.

# Bilal Powell's two-yard touchdown rush and Chris Philpott's extra point gave Louisville a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. He added a second score from three yards out. Powell has 11 career touchdowns. The last time Powell had a multi-score game was against Connecticut on Oct. 17, 2008.

# The first sack of the season came from defensive end William Savoy in the second quarter. It is Savoy's eighth career sack.

# Louisville recorded a safety with 8:46 left in the first half to go ahead 9-0. The last time the Cardinals recorded a safety was against Kentucky at home on Aug. 31, 2008.

# Rodney Gnat collected his third career forced fumble, first fumble recovery. It is Gnat's second sack of the game, first multi-sack contest of his career. He finished the game with seven tackles, also a career mark.

# The defense recorded 13 plays that resulted in a loss of yardage for the Colonels (zero in the first; five in the second; four in the third; four in the fourth).

# The 230 yards by the Colonels is the fewest the Cardinals' defense has given up to an opponent since Indiana State in the 2009 opener. Louisville held Indiana State to 101 yards on 52 plays.

# Darius Ashley's interception in the fourth quarter is his first career pick.

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