Cards drop in latest Coaches Poll

Louisville, which entered last week 8th in the country, dropped to No.22 following it's 45-14 loss to South Florida on Saturday night.

Entering the week ranked 8th in the USA Today/Coaches Poll, the Cardinals made a significant drop following their disappointing performance at South Florida on Saturday night. The 45-14 loss to the host Bulls dropped Louisville to 22nd in the latest USA Today/Coaches top 25.

Despite their dominating win, South Florida failed to garner any votes, while fellow Big East Conference member West Virginia, which improved to 4-0 on Saturday, is third among the others receiving votes.

New to the poll is undefeated Minnesota, which entered at No. 19, and Auburn at No. 24.

USC and Texas continued to top the poll, followed by Virginia Tech, LSU, Florida, Georgia, Florida State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Miami.

The Cardinals will return to action this Saturday at noon when they welcome Howard Schnellenberger and his Florida Atlantic Owls for homecoming.

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NCAA Statistical Standings

Category        Rank    Stat   SH
Total Offense:    12  478.00   12
Rushing Offense:  61  146.00   24
Passing Offense:   8  303.50    8
Pass Efficiency:   9  170.17    2
Scoring Offense:  20   36.00    7
Total Defense:    64  366.33   39
Rushing Defense:  43  113.33    5
Pass Defense:     88  253.00   88
Pass EfficiencyD: 77  133.30   77
Scoring Defense:  91   32.00   66
Net Punting:     111   28.80  102
Punt Return:      86    6.17   50
Kick Return:      99   17.13   78
Turnover Margain: 16    1.33    3
Sacks:             6    4.33    1
Tackles For Loss: 29    7.67    4

SH = Season High

Individual (top 25)
Passing Efficiency: 14th, Brian Brohm (163.67)
Total Offense: 15th, Brian Brohm (300.00)
Receiving Yards/Game: 20th, Mario Urrutia (99.33)
Scoring: 7th, Michael Bush (12.0)
Points Responsible For: 25th, Brian Brohm (14.0)
Sacks: 1st, Elvis Dumervil (4.5)
Tackles For Loss: 1st, Elvis Dumervil (3.33)
Forced Fumbles: 1st, Elvis Dumervil (1.33)


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