A look back at the series between Louisville and Florida State prior to Saturday's game at noon

Cardinal Authority will provide a weekly look at the series between the University of Louisville and that week's opponent. Well, this week is a top-10 ACC game and one of the biggest games in school history - Louisville vs. Florida State. The Cardinals will play the Seminoles on Saturday at noon in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The University of Louisville football team only has two wins in the series against Florida State.

But one of those was a 26-20 decision in overtime on Sept. 26 of 2002, which marks one of the biggest wins in program history. Henry Miller scored on a 25-yard TD run in overtime in a game that was played in a downpour.

Louisville's only other win was a 40-14 decision in the first meeting between the two schools in 1952.

The Cardinals trail the series 14-2 but will get another chance for a signature win on Saturday when the Seminoles visit Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for a top-10 matchup at noon.

"It's a big opportunity for us," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. "It's a great opportunity for this football team."

The Cardinals are just 1-5 in Louisville against the Seminoles and lost each of the last two seasons under Petrino - after the move into the ACC - despite leading Florida State at halftime.

A year ago in Tallahasse, Fla., U of L led 7-6 before being outscored 35-14 in the second half. The Cardinals led 21-0 in the second quarter two years ago before the Jameis Winston-led Seminoles won the game 42-31.

Louisville has been shut out five times in the series, while the Seminoles have scored fewer than 14 points just one time in the 16 meetings.

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