Cards hit the road to play at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Louisville football team hits the road for the first time this season on Saturday, playing at Virginia at 12:30 p.m. The Cardinals (2-0) will try to win on the road for the seventh straight game against the Cavaliers (1-1).

The University of Louisville football team is hoping its recent winning ways in the road continue during the first road game of the new season.

The Cardinals take a seven-game road winning streak into Scott Stadium on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. against Virginia.

"We will find out a lot about our team," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said.

The last loss on the road was two years ago at Syracuse, while the Cardinals had won six in a row on the road prior to that loss to the Orange.

"We've been good because we focus on the small details," lineman Jamon Brown said. "It's always good to win at home, but it's even better to go into another team's stadium and win a game. That's always fun."

Added tight end Gerald Christian: "We treat home games and road games the same. It's football and we don't treat them any different."

Petrino said the road game isn't the only adjustment his team will have to make for the game. It's a much earlier game - 12:30 - than the previous two games, which were played at 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

"You have to get up and get focused," he said. "We don't have all of that time like we've had the previous two weeks. It's just a mindset and understanding what you have to do."

Petrino said the team will have a 7 a.m. wake-up call.

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