EKU braces for roadtrip to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Eastern Kentucky will take a short road trip to face a steep challenge Saturday at No. 8 Louisville.

The Colonels travel 104 miles west to square off against the Cardinals, who believe they can play even than their season-opening 42-point rout of Ohio. Oddsmakers had listed Louisville as a 41-point favorite earlier in the week before removing the line.

Still, EKU feels anything is possible.

After all, eight FCS schools beat FBS programs last weekend and the Colonels upset the Cardinals 45-21 in 1985. The win was EKU's fourth and most recent win over a top-tier school in 22 meetings, but it nearly beat Kansas State in 2011 and Indiana in '09 and has played Louisville close the past two meetings - including a 23-13 loss in 2010.

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