Games Notes, 6:00 Game Time
-Game will be broadcast on ESPNU (Rob Stone, Danny Kannell, Allison Williams)
-Sirius Channel 92
-Charlie Strong actually hired Murray State head Coach to be QB coach before Murray job was offered to him.
-UofL is 9-4 in home openers since opening PJCS
-Louisville was 7-4 vs. unranked opponents in 2010.
-Louisville is 29-17-10 all-time vs. members of the OVC.
-Since 1998 UofL is 32-17 in the month of September
-In 2010 Louisville Out Scored their opponents 164-79 in the 2nd quarter.
-Louisville returns just 4 starters on offense, including all 5 on the offensive line (due to Benavides injury)
-Will Stein will be the 5th different QB to start an opener the past 5 years for UofL.
-In the last 8 seasons the Cardinals have scored 302 points in openers (34.8).
-Murray State was 6-5 in 2010, 5-3 in the OVC.
-Murray played one FBS school in 2010, losing to Kent State 41-10.
Tale of the Tape
Points Per Game: UofL-26.4 Murray-36.1
Points Allowed Per Game: UofL-19.4 Murray-30.4
Rushing: UofL-175.0 Murray 136.2
Rushing Allowed: UofL-144.3 Murray 190.6
Passing: UofL-194.0 Murray 313.5
Passing Allowed: UofL-167.4 Murray 208
Sacks: UofL-39 Murray 20
Sacks Allowed: UofL-17 Murray 16
This marks the 18th meeting between Murray St. and Louisville. Louisville has a 11-6 series advantage including the last 3 games, the most recent contest in 2007 the Cards prevailed 73-10. Murray State last defeated the Cardinals in 1984.
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