What can we take away from Louisville football’s win over Western Kentucky in Nashville?
It’s only been 3 weeks and the Louisville football program has already matched their win total from last season.
A 38-21 neutral-site victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers has the Cards where most of us expected they would be after week three, 2-1. The Cardinals were a 10 point favorite on Saturday despite uncertainty at the quarterback position. Jawon Pass did not dress for the game as he’s nursing a turf toe, it was Malik Cunningham’s team for the day, or so we thought.
This was the first time the Cardinals had been favored in a game in a full calendar year, since the last time they played WKU actually. In the 2018 match up the Cards laid over 20 points, but went into the locker room down 14-3. A solid second half and several WKU mishaps helped UofL get a 20-17 victory at Cardinal Stadium, eventually their last of 2018.
It was time for a little pressure. Week 1 against Notre Dame, the expectations were low and Louisville played pretty well. In week 2, the Cards were great, but it was an FCS opponent in Eastern Kentucky. Louisville found themselves somewhere in the middle in week 3, in a game they should win, but nothing is promised.
Here are the three things to take away from Louisville’s victory over WKU.