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Brohm, Allen shine as No. 8 Louisville tops Middle Tennessee

Sep 7, 2007 - 5:22 AM LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Both teams had their offenses on display, but quarterback Brian Brohm made the difference.

Brohm threw two of his five touchdowns in the opening three minutes as eighth-ranked Louisville posted a 58-42 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Thursday night.

The win extended Louisville's home winning streak to 20 games - second in the country behind Southern California's 34-game streak. The Cardinals (2-0) have not lost here since a 37-7 defeat by Memphis on November 15, 2003.

"It's good to get a win," Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe said. "It's not exactly the way we wanted to play in every phase, but the bottom line is winning. There are certainly some things we need to improve upon, but when we take the field, the ultimate goal is to win the football game."

Brohm went 25-of-39 for a career-high 401 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown strike to Mario Urrutia to help Louisville create a 48-35 edge with 2:51 left in the third quarter.

"That's how it turned out to be, that's how we go into a game anticipating as an offense every game," Brohm said. "We can't really worry about what is going on, we need to score when we have the ball and take care of our business."

It was the signal-caller's fifth consecutive game with at least 300 yards through the air, dating to last season. Brohm has thrown 17 touchdowns during this stretch.

"I thought we did well on offense as a whole group," Brohm said. "We executed our game plan well. We came in and did what we thought we were going to do. We got the right checks and the line did a good job of blocking and receivers did a good job of making plays. Overall, offensively we did a good job."

Louisville's Anthony Allen ran for a school-record 275 yards and two scores on 35 carries while Urrutia caught seven passes for 142 yards.

"Of course I am tired and sore," Allen said. "In practice we have to be in good condition. In case it were to happen again, we can come in and carry the load. It (the record) hasn't sunk in yet."

Brohm completed his impressive performance with a 10-yard score to Harry Douglas at the 11:20 mark in the fourth quarter to push the lead to 58-42.

Louisville found the end zone three times in the opening quarter for a 21-7 edge, highlighted by an 81-yard pass from Brohm to Gary Barnidge just 18 seconds into the contest.

Phillip Tanner scored on a 23-yard run and Joe Craddock hooked up with Bobby Williams for a 24-yard TD in between Brohm's third touchdown pass of the quarter as Middle Tennessee State sliced the deficit to 28-21 with 3:17 left.

Allen capped a 15-play, 82-yard drive for the Cardinals with his 1-yard plunge with 4:08 remaining. But Tanner reached the end zone once again with his own 1-yard run to help the Blue Raiders (0-2) close to 38-35 at intermission.

"We just go out there and fight and play as hard as we can," Middle Tennessee State coach Rick Stockstill said. "I never though the game was away from us. They scored on their first play. It could be easy, maybe to hang our head, but we're not going to do that."

Craddock completed 14-of-26 passes for 290 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and Tanner finished with 144 yards on nine attempts.

"This is something we were working for throughout the whole summer," Tanner said. "When Coach first came in he said we were going to focus on speed and that's exactly what we focused on. I feel like everybody got faster. It showed a lot more so than speed, it was our conditioning."








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 21 14 0 7 42
    LOUISVILLE (8) 28 10 13 7 58 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: LOUISVILLE - TD, GARY BARNIDGE 81 YD PASS FROM
    BRIAN BROHM (ARTHUR CARMODY
    KICK), 0:18. LOUISVILLE 7-0
    MIDDLE TENN - TD, DEMARCO MCNAIR 78 YD PASS FROM
    JOE CRADDOCK (MATT KING KICK),
    1:31. MIDDLE TENN 7-7
    L

    Sep 6 11:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LOUISVILLE
    HARRY DOUGLAS 10 YD PASS FROM BRIAN BROHM
    (ARTHUR CARMODY KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 42
    LOUISVILLE (8) 58 11:20 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 10:30 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    PHILLIP TANNER 79 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (MATT KING KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 42
    LOUISVILLE (8) 51 14:46 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 10:17 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 21 14 0 35
    LOUISVILLE (8) 28 10 13 51 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: LOUISVILLE - TD, GARY BARNIDGE 81 YD PASS FROM
    BRIAN BROHM (ARTHUR CARMODY
    KICK), 0:18. LOUISVILLE 7-0
    MIDDLE TENN - TD, DEMARCO MCNAIR 78 YD PASS FROM
    JOE CRADDOCK (MATT KING KICK),
    1:31. M

    Sep 6 10:11 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG LOUISVILLE
    ARTHUR CARMODY 30 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 35
    LOUISVILLE (8) 51 0:28 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 10:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LOUISVILLE
    MARIO URRUTIA 22 YD PASS FROM BRIAN BROHM
    (ARTHUR CARMODY KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 35
    LOUISVILLE (8) 48 2:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 10:04 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG LOUISVILLE
    ARTHUR CARMODY 30 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 35
    LOUISVILLE (8) 41 6:19 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 9:48 PM
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  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 21 14 35
    LOUISVILLE (8) 28 10 38 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: LOUISVILLE - TD, GARY BARNIDGE 81 YD PASS FROM
    BRIAN BROHM (ARTHUR CARMODY
    KICK), 0:18. LOUISVILLE 7-0
    MIDDLE TENN - TD, DEMARCO MCNAIR 78 YD PASS FROM
    JOE CRADDOCK (MATT KING KICK),
    1:31. MIDDLE TE

    Sep 6 8:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    PHILLIP TANNER 1 YD RUN
    (MATT KING KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 35
    LOUISVILLE (8) 38 1:34 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 8:51 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LOUISVILLE
    ANTHONY ALLEN 1 YD RUN
    (ARTHUR CARMODY KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 28
    LOUISVILLE (8) 38 4:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 8:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    DEMARCO MCNAIR 39 YD RUN
    (MATT KING KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 28
    LOUISVILLE (8) 31 11:10 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 8:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG LOUISVILLE
    ARTHUR CARMODY 31 YD
    MIDDLE TENN 21
    LOUISVILLE (8) 31 11:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 8:16 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIDDLE TENN 21 21
    LOUISVILLE (8) 28 28 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: LOUISVILLE - TD, GARY BARNIDGE 81 YD PASS FROM
    BRIAN BROHM (ARTHUR CARMODY
    KICK), 0:18. LOUISVILLE 7-0
    MIDDLE TENN - TD, DEMARCO MCNAIR 78 YD PASS FROM
    JOE CRADDOCK (MATT KING KICK),
    1:31. M

    Sep 6 8:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    BOBBY WILLIAMS 24 YD PASS FROM JOE CRADDOCK
    (MATT KING KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 21
    LOUISVILLE (8) 28 2:22 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 7:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LOUISVILLE
    GARY BARNIDGE RECOVERED FUMBLE IN END ZONE
    (ARTHUR CARMODY KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 14
    LOUISVILLE (8) 28 5:47 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 7:50 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    PHILLIP TANNER 23 YD RUN
    (MATT KING KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 14
    LOUISVILLE (8) 21 10:37 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 7:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LOUISVILLE
    ANTHONY ALLEN 5 YD RUN
    (ARTHUR CARMODY KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    LOUISVILLE (8) 21 11:20 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 7:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LOUISVILLE
    MARIO URRUTIA 71 YD PASS FROM BRIAN BROHM
    (ARTHUR CARMODY KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    LOUISVILLE (8) 14 12:37 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 7:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD MIDDLE TENN
    DEMARCO MCNAIR 78 YD PASS FROM JOE CRADDOCK
    (MATT KING KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 7
    LOUISVILLE (8) 7 13:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 7:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD LOUISVILLE
    GARY BARNIDGE 81 YD PASS FROM BRIAN BROHM
    (ARTHUR CARMODY KICK)
    MIDDLE TENN 0
    LOUISVILLE (8) 7 14:42 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 7:09 PM
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    Middle Tennessee vs. Louisville(8)Sep 6 9:52 AM
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