UofL FOOTBALL | Cardinals preparing mentally for first hostile environment

10/02/2015 06:30 AM

The Louisville football team heads on the road this weekend in search of their first ACC win against an undefeated NC State Wolfpack. The Cards have had no shortage of quality competition so far this year, but this could potentially be the toughest mental test for the team yet.

The Cardinals defense has a share of the lead for most interceptions so far this season, and they will hope to improve their record against a Wolfpack quarterback, Jacoby Brisset, who has yet to throw a pick. The Cards will also see the true improvements of a run defense that stifled Samford, but failed to contain any of the three teams prior. The run game will surely play a prominent role due to forecast inclement weather, and State will be handing the ball Matthew Dayes. Dayes is averaging over 100 yards per game on the ground this season, and has nine touchdowns.

Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham says if the Cards are going to be successful in Raleigh, it will start with a tough mentality.

Check out Granthams full presser as the Cards prepare for the Wolfpack:

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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