Cards beat Memphis but lack consistency

The University of Louisville won a 10th game in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history. But it didn't come easy in a 24-17 victory over Memphis on Saturday afternoon.

University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong said he was proud of his team for picking up a 10th win this season.

The Cardinals dispatched Memphis 24-17 on Saturday afternoon in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. But it didn't come easy.

"We played well at the beginning," Strong said. "But we lost our focus there in the end. We just have to play the game.

"But we do end up winning it and that's the most important thing."

Strong said it's been the same way for much of the season where the Cardinals don't put together two complete halves in a ball game.

"Consistency and playing two halves," Strong said. "It's the same thing. We have to put two completes halves together and we haven't yet."

The Cardinals had 160 total yards in the first half and 259 after three quarters only to stall for much of the fourth quarter.

U of L's defense allowed 121 of the 279 total yards gained by Memphis in the final period.

"Back to consistency," Strong said. "We just have to do a better job of that."


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