The Thursday night visit of 2nd-ranked and defending national champion Florida State at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium presents an excellent opportunity for the Louisville Cardinals.
A victory over the undefeated Seminoles will provide plenty of benefit, including a certain return in the national polls, but most importantly keeps the Cardinals in the thick of the ACC Atlantic Division race and it's spot in the conference championship game.
Currently just under a touchdown underdog, the Cardinals will need its top-rated defense to perform as it has throughout the season and for the offense to replace its mistakes with consistency for an opportunity to pull off a second straight upset win over Florida State.
Cardinal Authority's Jody Demling and Michael McCammon preview the big game ahead.
The Cardinals will host their highest-ranked opponent at home since they defeated third-ranked West Virginia in 2006. Head coach Bobby Petrino’s team defeated the Mountaineers 44-34 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.