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GAME INFO

Notre Dame Vs. Louisville

Date: Nov. 22, 2014.

Site: Notre Dame Stadium (80,795).

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

Television: NBC.

Radio: This broadcast can be heard live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (channel 129).

Series Facts: This is the first meeting between Notre Dame and Louisville.

Coaches: Notre Dame — Brian Kelly (44‑18, fifth season); Louisville — Bobby Petrino (90‑33, 10th season).

Noting Louisville: Notre Dame will mark the 63rd opponent that Petrino has coached against during his career and the seventh new opponent in 2014 … Petrino is 48-12 in his five seasons as coach of Louisville, with a school-best winning percentage of .800 … Wins over the Irish and Kentucky to end the season would clinch Petrino’s fifth nine-win season with the Cardinals … Louisville has recorded six 100-yard rushing games this season, and is 21-1 in the last three seasons when attempting at least 35 rushes in a game … With a 214-yard receiving performance against Florida State, senior wide receiver DeVante Parker became the third player in school history to reach the 200-yard receiving mark in a game … Louisville has forced a turnover in 13 straight games dating back to 2013, with opponents committing a turnover 48 times in the last 22 games overall … Louisville is 48-9 when scoring 20 points or more under Petrino, and 42-5 when leading after three quarters during his tenure … Louisville is 11-1 under Petrino following a loss, including 3-0 this season … With the 42-31 loss to Florida State Oct. 30, the Cardinals had their streak of holding the opposition to fewer than 30 points snapped at 14 games, which led the nation … The 11-point loss to FSU also snapped a string of not recording a loss by seven or more points at 24 games; the last defeat by seven points or more was a 45-26 setback at Syracuse on Nov. 10, 2012 … The Cardinals have averaged 27.6 points per game in five road contests, but have managed only 97.4 rushing yards and 234.0 pass yards in those outings … Louisville converted only 30.0 percent of its third downs in its two road defeats, while averaging just 4.8 yards per play … The Cardinals ranks 110th in the country with 3.11 sacks allowed per game … Louisville and Texas A&M were the only schools with three first-round picks in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Quoting Kelly

This Week’s Headlines

Bobby Petrino is in his second stint as Louisville’s head coach and vows that he is a changed man, the Cardinals boast plenty of star power on both sides of the ball, and the Irish will try to prevent the Cards from getting a win in his their first trip to Notre Dame Stadium.