Marshall Surprises Louisville, 17-13

10/01/2011 07:11 PM

After surprising in-state rival Kentucky and haveing a bye week to work on improving, Charlie Strong’s Louisville Cardinals hoped to take another step forward against 1-3 Marshall before heading to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina next week. Instead, it was another disappointing loss for the Cardinals, who fell to Florida International earlier this season, and now sit at 2-2 on the year.

Freshman Teddy Bridgewater showed flashes that he was ready to lead the team in his first career start, but threw interceptions of each of Louisville’s final two possesions. The second came with only 1:21 left in the game and the Cards working from about midfield.

The turning point of the game, however, came when the Cardinals were on the defensive side of the ball. On a third-and-2 late in the fourth quarter with Louisville clinging to a 13-10 lead, defensive back Anthony Conner was called for pass interference, giving Marshall a first down. They would score the winning touchdown three plays later.

Make sure you follow cn|2 Sports all week for the postgame reactions and all the news as the Cardinals get ready for the Tar Heels this week.

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