Great turnout of 46,459 for Louisville's home opener against Florida State (Mike DeZarn photo).

Leftovers from week two Louisville football

Still recovering from the Louisville loss to Florida State.

Friday was a little like old times. A big loud crowd, 46,459 at Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals coming off a road victory. A beautiful night for football. Everything a UofL fan could want.

The Seminoles had other ideas, however. A fourth quarter rally. With starting quarterback Jordan Travis sidelined with a leg injury backup, Tate Rodemaker taking over. He knew exactly what to do on the seven play 75-yard fourth quarter drive and the winning touchdown throw to Johnny Wilson.

“Johnny showed he’s one of the best,” said Ridemaker. “I knew pretty much I had Johnny on the inside out. So I decided to throw the ball to him.”

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An okay weekend in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The most impressive win was Syracuse’s (3-0) come from behind 32-29 win over Purdue. Virginia (2-1) edged Old Dominion 16-14. Virginia Tech (2-1) beat Wofford 27-7.Mississippi smashed Georgia Tech (1-2) 42-0.

Wake Forest (3-0) saved face edging Liberty 37-36 with a fourth quarter come back. The biggest surprise in the league Duke (3-0) beat North Carolina A&T 49-20 while 23rd ranked Pittsburgh (2-1) beat Western Michigan 34-13. No. 16 North Carolina State (3-0) beat Texas Tech 27-14.

ACC favorite No. 5 Clemson (3-0) beat Louisiana Tech 48-20. The biggest loss was No. 14 Miami’s (2-1) 17-9 loss at No. 24 Texas A&M.

My ACC ratings…..1. Clemson (3-0), 2. North Carolina State (3-0) 3. Pitt (2-1), 4. Wake Forest (3-0), 5. Miami (2-1), 6. Florida State (3-0), 7. North Carolina (3-0), 8. Syracuse (3-0) 9. Duke (3-0), Virginia (1-2), 11. Boston College (1-2), 12. Virginia Tech (2-1), 13. Louisville (1-2), 14. Georgia Tech (0-3).

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Eddie’s top 20:  1. Georgia, 2. Alabama, 3. Ohio State, 4. Michigan, 5. Clemson, 6. Oklahoma, 7. Southern California, 8. Kentucky, 9. Arkansas, 10. Ole Miss, 11. Texas A&M, 12. Oregon, 13. Tennessee, 14. Oklahoma State, 15. Penn State, 16. North Carolina State, 17. Texas, 18. Utah 19. Baylor, 20. Kansas.

Future UofL cheerleaders throw up their L signs (Mike DeZarn photo).
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Ed Peak

Ed Peak has covered UofL sports since 1973, as a student reporter, as a correspondent for the Courier-Journal, a freelancer for the Associated Press and United Press International, as well as ScoreCard, Fox Sports and CBS radio.

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