The 2015 Governor’s Cup started the same way Louisville’s season began. Down 0-3 to start the season now in the final game of the season Louisville was down 3 Touchdowns. UofL went on to score 31 unanswered points to win 7 of its last 9 games.
Was this the season that Bobby Petrino and fans of Louisville Football wanted? No. But there is major reason for optimism. When UofL lost its first 3 games of the year Petrino praised his team’s attitude, when his team was down 3 touchdowns Petrino told his team that they were going to come back ‘together’.
2015 was an investment season for the Cards. They will remember losing to Auburn, Houston, and Clemson by a combined 13 points to start the season, they’ll remember the 3rd quarter vs Florida State, and the 2nd Quarter vs Pitt. But more than anything they’ll remember coming back down 21 on the road to Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium to win the 5th consecutive Governor’s Cup.
5th year seniors like Aaron Epps leave UofL having never lost to the Cats and have successfully bridged the gap between two eras with an important streak still intact. And while 2015 wasn’t without its growing pains, the Cards move on to the future knowing that keeping a positive attitude through tough times leads to bigger outcomes.
That’s a bond that will pay dividends not only next year, but for years to come.
Here’s to keeping the Cup where it belongs.
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