Louisville begins prep for Boston College

VIDEO: University of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino discusses upcoming contest at Boston College

After a couple days off following the Thursday night loss to Florida State at home, the University of Louisville returns to the practice field this week to prepare for a road trip to Boston College.

The possibility for a let down always exist following such an emotional game, win or lose, and Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino hopes to see a positive and driven team when they begin work on Tuesday.

“I think this is the week that we find that out,” said Petrino. “When we go out tomorrow to practice and see how our attitude is, see who the leaders are. You’re always concerned as a coach after a game that you put so much into and you’re in it, you’re competing hard, you’re playing well and you don’t come out on the right end. So, I think this is the week that we find out who the real leaders are and it reveals our character as a team.”

The Cardinals will need to respond quickly. The trip to Boston College – the team's final ACC contest of the season – won't be easy. The Eagles are 6-3 overall, 3-2 in league play, including a 33-31 win at Virginia Tech on Saturday.

“They’re a very good football team,” Petrino said. “Offensively they’re going to run the ball. They run it with power and with formations that we haven’t faced a lot this year. And then they also have the quarterback runs, which make it a great challenge for us. Defensively, they’ve done a very good job stopping the run. They’re big and physical- probably a little different style team than we’ve played as far as they’re much bigger. So, we’re going to have to go in and execute, and keep the balance; be able to run and throw the ball and move it down and score points. I think it’s a great challenge for us.”

Check out the videos below for more from Monday's press conference.

Louisville is currently a three point favorite.

Kickoff at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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