A look back at the series between Louisville and Virginia 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 last home game of the season against Virginia. It's Senior Day! The Cardinals will host the Cavaliers on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The series between Louisville and Virginia has only been three games.

But those three games have been nailbitters with the outcome a combined five points. Virginia leads the series 2-1, including a 23-21 victory last season in Charlottesville, Va.

The fourth game in the series will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

It will mark the Cavaliers first visit to Louisville since 1988 - the first game in the series - when the Cardinals pulled out a 30-28 victory. In that game, Ron Bell kicked a 39-yard field goal with 10 seconds left to give the Cardinals a victory.

Bell was used as the kicker after Howard Schnellenberger replaced then freshman Klaus Wilmsmeyer, who had missed two extra-point conversions. At the time, Schnellenberger called the victory "one of the greatest of all time" for the Cardinals.

One year later, Jake McInerney kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cavaliers a 16-15 win in Charlottesville. Browning Nagle threw for 194 yards and one TD and Bell had given the Cardinals a 15-13 lead with a 27-yard field goal on their final possession.

It was a field goal last season with 3:41 left by Ian Frey that lifted Virginia to the victory. Louisville fell behind 20-7 but WIll Gardner's TD pass to James Quick with 6:59 left gave the Cardinals a 21-20 lead.

Quick then fumbled a punt when he was bumped into by a teammate, leading to the Frey field goal.


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