Recap UC Bearcats vs Louisville Cardinals

Bearcats 35
Cardinals 27
Forget how the Cardinals and the Bearcats have played so far in the season, because when you start conference play its always a new beginning. I knew this would be a tight game, and that's exactly what it turned out to be. The way the first half played out, I thought each team was going to score in 40's but thankfully UC defense did enough in the 2nd half to slow down the Cardinals and their play maker Bilal Powell.

Even with Bilal Powell running wild, I still felt like UC was a better team over all. If it where not for those 2 first half turnovers this game would not have been so close.
Kudos to Coach Jones for keeping the troops focused after being down 10. I was hoping the young Bearcats team would not come unravel after being down. Way to fight back and earn this victory.
Its hard to believe that Cardinals managed only a field goal in the second half, I was just amazed how the defense played. The Bearcats might not have the fastest linebackers or the biggest D-linemen, but they played hard and as a team.
It is just amazing how a good running game can make a team look so good. Ever since Pead came back from injury this team has looked completely different.
But lets talk about Armon Binns, finally stepping up and showing as what type of football player he is 8 catches for 175 yards and 3 TD's. If he keeps playing like this, the Big East championship will be UC's.
The one thing I was worried before the kick off was Louisville defense which is ranked third nationally in sacks. Considering how UC's O-line has played in the first half of the season I was a little worried, but somehow they pulled it off and escaped with no sacks allowed.

UC played the game without starting right tackle and starting free safety, saw one of its top receivers leave the game with a head injury and the offense committed three turnovers. But they overcame all that and still pulled out a win in a tough environment.
We are finally seeing this young team putting the pieces together and achieving more than what was expected by the critics.
Image: (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Stat: ESPN