Cards 'D' comes to rescue against 'Cuse

No. 17 Louisville (8-2, 4-2) used a strong effort from its defense to overcame four turnovers Saturday afternoon at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in a 41-17 win over Syracuse (1-10, 0-7). The win places the Cardinals one step closer to a Gator Bowl bid, though a third quarter injury to quarterback Brian Brohm is cause for concern as U of L prepares for next weeks road game against UConn.

Senior wide receiver Montrell Jones caught six passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Montavious Stanley and Brandon Johnson came up with several big plays in the second half to help No. 17 Louisville to a 41-17 win over Syracuse Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals also got 127 yards rushing and two touchdowns from redshirt freshman George Strippling in Michael Bush's absence.

The win moves the Cardinals one step closer to a bid to the Jan. 2 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Cardinals close out the regular season next week at Connecticut. The Huskies knocked off South Florida Saturday 15-10.

However, quarterback Brian Brohm's knee injury suffered late in the third quarter is of concern for the Cardinals. Brohm suffered a sprained right knee when he collided with the Orange's Kellen Pruitt. Brohm's status for next weeks game against the Huskies isn't known.

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