Louisville flattens OSU
After an opening performance that raised questions, Louisville's offense was back to its typically dazzling form.
Brian Brohm threw for 368 yards and five touchdowns and the 11th-ranked Cardinals topped 50 points for the ninth time under third-year coach Bobby Petrino in a 63-27 win against Oregon State on Saturday...more from Chris Duncan of the Associated Press.
Cardinals crush Beavers 63-27
Louisville would like nothing better than to lead the nation in scoring for the second straight season, and Oregon State did what it could to help the cause Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
The 11th-ranked Cardinals (2-0) spotted the Beavers a 10-point lead, then cranked out 35 straight points in little more than a quarter as they rolled to a 63-27 victory...more from Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune.
Beavers' fast start in Louisville fizzles
This was one of the most embarrassing moments on national television since Geraldo Rivera, to great fanfare, opened Al Capone's vault and found . . . nothing.
Oregon State couldn't stop anything or anyone in a 63-27 loss Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium...more from Jim Beseda of the Oregonian.
Not in the cards
Players on the Oregon State football team were upset with the way Saturday's game unraveled, but they walked off the field with their heads held high.
They realized they were beaten in a nonconference game by a better team. Being a young squad, the Beavers also know the season is going to include several highs and lows...more from Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
Another learning experience for
Breaking in a new quarterback is a never-ending process, so it was another day of learning for Matt Moore on Saturday.
The junior transfer surprised people with how well he adapted to the Oregon State football team's system. He led the Beavers to two victories to begin the season, including a come-from-behind win over a Northwest rival...more from the Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
Louisville proves it's a worthy program
Mention that the Louisville football team was a mid-major program last year around here, and you raise some ire.
The Cardinals were in Conference USA for eight years and were the top dogs. They moved to the Big East this season, but are still trying to shake the mid-major tag...more from the Cliff Kirkpatrick of the Gazette Times.
BrohmCards are Beaver cleavers
Remember all of the questions University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino heard over the past two weeks about conservative play-calling and finding big plays in the offense?
Never mind...more from Eric Crawford of the Courier-Journal.
Dumervil sheds praise like blockers
It hasn't taken long for the University of Louisville to seize upon the marketing opportunity that is Elvis Dumervil.
The senior defensive end, whose three sacks in yesterday's rout of Oregon State gave him an NCAA two-game record of nine, already has his own theme music, even if it's not the music he would choose...more from Eric Crawford of the Courier-Journal.
Cards get back to dominating
Having held on to edge Kentucky 31-24 two weeks ago, Louisville would not be held back yesterday.
The 11th-ranked Cardinals pounded Oregon State 63-27, their fourth straight home-opening win...more from Matt Maloney from the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Louisville 63, Oregon State 27.
Hard to fathom from that final score that the Cardinals once trailed by 10 and looked as if they had slept past their 7 a.m. wakeup call. But when the Cards awoke, the points came fast and furious and sent the Beavers to dreamland. And a new star may have been born in redshirt freshman wide receiver Mario Urrutia...more from Russ Brown of the Lexington Herald-Leader.