LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville is determined to prove it can continue to win, even without Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Those expectations are pretty high considering the Cardinals will rely on backup QB Jawon Pass and replace nine defensive starters from an 8-5 team (4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). Louisville is coming off its eighth consecutive bowl game appearance and the Cardinals open the season Sept. 1 in Orlando, Florida, against defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Alabama.
It is an early challenge for the Cardinals though coach Bobby Petrino is stressing long-term growth.