Eric Shelton ran for a career best run, Montrell Jones pulls in his first career touchdown and a new attendance mark was set.
RB Eric Shelton scored on the first play of the game, racing a career-long 80 yards for a touchdown. It marked the fifth time the Cardinals scored on the opening drive of the game.The touchdown run was the 17th this season, which is tied for the third-most in a season. It was also the 27th of his career, which is tied for the second-most in school history with Frank Moreau and Anthony Shelman.
WR Montrell Jones scored his first career receiving touchdown when he scored on a 43-yard pass from Stefan LeFors with 1:17 remaining in the first quarter. He later notched the second of his career with a 13-yarder in the second quarter.
Senior Brandon Johnson blocked the Cardinals' second kick of the season and scored from 24 yards out. It was the first blocked punt return for a touchdown since Jonathan Jackerson scored against Kentucky in the 2003 season opener.
The Cardinals scored 21 or more points in the first quarter for the third straight contest and have tallied 66 points during that span. The Cards scored 21 against UC, 21 against Houston and 24 versus TCU.
WR J.R. Russell extended his streak to 34 games with a catch with his 43-yard TD pass from freshman Brian Brohm. It was Russell's sixth this season and 18th of his career, which is tied for fourth in school history with Deion Branch.
U of L set a school record for average home attendance in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, averaging 40,351 in its five home games this season (old mark: 38,547 in 2000). U of L sold out four of its five home games including the 37,617 that braved rain and cold temperatures at today's game, missing a sellout only in the Wednesday, Nov. 10 game against TCU by about 700 tickets. U of L has had two of the top five crowds ever in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium this season: the season opener against Kentucky drew 42,681, the largest ever in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, and 42,032 vs. TCU, the fifth-largest.
The Cardinals have won six of the last seven meetings against the Bearcats.
The Cardinals completed a perfect 5-0 home record this season, U of L's first unbeaten home season since 2001 (6-0). U of L is 10-1 in two years under head coach Bobby Petrino.
The Cardinals' 70 points is the most since Oct. 1, 1955, when U of L defeated Wayne State 72-0.
The Cardinals' two touchdowns on blocked punts against the Bearcats is a new school record.
U of L's 498 points so far in 2004 sets a new school record, breaking the old mark of 450 in 2003.
With Saturday's win over Cincinnati, the 2004 U of L senior class now has 36 wins, matching the school record for wins by a four-year class set by the class of 2003.
The 186 total yards by Cincinnati is the lowest allowed by Louisville in 2004 and the lowest since the 140-yard performance by Army in 2002.
The 33 yards passing by UC is the lowest allowed by U of L since Murray State gained only 33 yards through the air on Sept. 8, 1990.