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Thanks to Syracuse, Louisville’s undefeated season is no more

Alec Lemon AP

Updated 3:13 p.m. ET: Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater had a great game against Syracuse, throwing for 424 yards and three touchdowns, but the Orange’s 45-26 win over the No. 11 Cardinals today was all on Louisville’s defense.¬†Louisville allowed 524 yards to the ‘Cuse, but it was allowing big plays that ultimately decided this game.

The loss puts Louisville at 9-1 on the season and 4-1 in the Big East, behind Rutgers. The Cardinals will have a chance to rebound against UConn next week before the season-ending game against the Scarlet Knights that could still very well decide which team will go to a BCS bowl.

Syracuse (5-5 overall, 4-2 Big East) is one game away from bowl eligibility. The Orange has an out-of-conference game against Missouri next week before finishing the season at Temple.

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Ranked just outside the AP top 10, undefeated Louisville would need help and help and more help to even think about sniffing a BCS championship appearance.

Or, Syracuse might take care of that problem altogether. The Orange lead the Cardinals 31-13 at the half.

Louisville was able to drive the field and kick a field goal right before halftime, but other than that, it’s been all big plays by the ‘Cuse. Receiver Alec Lemon already has over 100 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns.

The Cardinals are good enough to overcome this, but Syracuse is playing a lot like it did a year ago in a blowout win against West Virginia. If the ‘Cuse can hang on, it would put Louisville a half game back from Rutgers atop the Big East standings. The Scarlet Knights are playing — and currently tied with — Army today.

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3 Responses to “Thanks to Syracuse, Louisville’s undefeated season is no more”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Nov 10, 2012 4:19 PM

    Their in the Big East, they haven’t played anyone yet.

  2. baloneyjohn says: Nov 10, 2012 4:34 PM

    Good going, cuse.

  3. fatcamper says: Nov 10, 2012 7:27 PM

    @thefiesty1
    They + are = They’re. Your assault on English was a better attempt at trolling than your stupid one liner.

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