Carrier Dome (49,262/FieldTurf)
Saturday, November 10 • Noon • ABC
Television - WATCH LIVE
ABC — Bob Wischusen, Danny Kanell and Maria Taylor
WHAS-AM 840 (flagship)
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Sirius 85; XM 85
Louisville and Syracuse meet for the 11th time when the teams play Saturday … The Cardinals hold a 4-2 series lead and have won three straight against the Orange … The 1989 meeting, won by Syracuse, was played in Tokyo, Japan … The 2007 matchup, also won by the Orange, produced a BIG EAST-record 978 combined passing yards … Louisville won last year’s game 27-10 behind a pair of touchdown passes from QB Teddy Bridgewater.
11/10 LOUISVILLE (9-0, 4-0 BIG EAST)
Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas ’82)
15-6, second season at Louisville
15-7, second full season as collegiate head coach
Louisville is one of six teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision that are unbeaten entering Week 11, along with Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oregon and Kansas State … Louisville is ranked No. 9 in the Bowl Championship Series standings, its highest ranking since it was No. 6 in the Dec. 3, 2006, standings … The Cardinals are 9-0 for the first time in school history … The 4-0 start in BIG EAST play is also a program-first … QB Teddy Bridgewater is one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback … In six home games this season, Bridgewater has completed 74.7 percent of his passes (136 of 182) for 1,851 yards and 14 touchdowns with one interception … Overall, Bridgewater has thrown for 2,434 yards and 18 TDs with four INTs and has a 70.4-percent completion rate … RB Senorise Perry is ranked sixth in the BIG EAST in rushing (78.1 ypg) and has a league-high 11 touchdown runs, while RB Jeremy Wright is seventh in rushing yards (72.3 ypg) and has nine rushing touchdowns … S Calvin Pryor has a team-high 69 tackles with two interceptions and four forced fumbles.
SYRACUSE (4-5, 3-2 BIG EAST)
Doug Marrone (Syracuse ’91)
21-25, fourth season
Syracuse fell to 3-2 in the BIG EAST with a 35-24 win at Cincinnati, snapping a modest two-game winning streak … The Orange are 4-0 when they have had fewer, or the same number of turnovers as their opponent and 0-5 when they have finished with more turnovers than their opponent … Syracuse leads the BIG EAST in passing offense (308.1 yards per game) and is ranked 20th nationally in that category … QB Ryan Nassib is the BIG EAST individual leader in passing (308.1 ypg) … Nassib has thrown for 2,773 yards and 18 touchdowns on 226-of-357 passing … Nassib has joined Marvin Graves (1990-93) and Donovan McNabb (1995-98) as the only players in school history with 8,000 career passing yards (8,214) … RB Jerome Smith is fifth in the BIG EAST in rushing (81.2 ypg) and is coming off three consecutive 100-yard games… WR Marcus Sales is second in the BIG EAST in both receptions (5.6 per game) and receiving yards (80.2 ypg) … S Shamarko Thomas has a team-high 66 tackles with two interceptions … DE Brandon Sharpe has 5.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss … Sharpe ranks second in the BIG EAST in both sacks and tackles for loss.