A look back at the series between Louisville and N.C. State prior to Saturday's game at 12:30 p.m.

Cardinal Authority will provide a weekly look at the series between the University of Louisville and that week's opponent. Well, this week is the first true road game of the season when the Cardinals travel to Raleigh, N.C., for a 12:30 p.m. game on Saturday against North Carolina State.

The University of Louisville football team heads on the road for the first true road game of the season this weekend. The Cardinals will take on North Carolina State on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C.

The expectation is for the weather to be wet and windy because of the storm heading up the East Coast.

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said he is "monitoring" the situation and noted his team is prepared and ready to head on the road for the second ACC Conference game of the season.

"We're excited and we know it will be a challenge," Petrino said. "North Carolina State is a team playing really good defense and they're big and physical up front. They're also playing good on offense. The running backs run really hard and they're big up front."

It's the sixth meeting between the two schools.

Now confernece-foes, U of L and N.C. State first met in 1951 when host Louisville posted a 26-2 victory. There was a break until 1994 when U of L won 35-14 at home and then there was the 2007 game in Raleigh the Cardinals won 29-10.

N.C. State's only win in the series was a 31-24 decision in the 2011 Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., when Mike Glennon threw for 264 yards.

The Cardinals won 30-18 last season at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Louisville forced five turnovers the last time the Cardinals played at Carter-Finley Stadium in '07.


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