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UConn vs. Louisville 2012: Huskies show Cardinals aren't 'infinitely superior'

The Huskies went on the road and picked up a thrilling win over Louisville.

Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

The UConn Huskies surprised the college football world on Saturday afternoon when they pulled off an improbable 23-20 triple-overtime victory on the road against the Louisville Cardinals.

With the win, UConn kept itself alive for a bowl bid, something that once seemed inconceivable. However, hope is still strong after what has to be the best game of the year for a very inconsistent Huskies team.

Over at The UConn Blog, Andrew Porter talks about his feelings on the day:

And, as a final capper, this win puts the lie to the avalanche of conference realignment stories suggesting that Louisville's football program is infinitely superior to UConn's. You can't win an invite to the ACC on the field, but after being belittled for a week it has to feel great for the players to silence that ridiculous debate.

Lyle McCombs led the way for UConn, rushing for 133 yards on 29 carries. On the other side of the coin, quarterback Chandler Whitmer was absolutely awful, completing just 7-of-21 passes for 72 yards and an interception. Despite Whitmer's numbers, the Huskies were able to move the ball and take a 10-0 lead in the first half.

Teddy Bridgewater had a solid game for Louisville (9-2), throwing for 331 yards and a pair of touchdowns.