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From Least To Beast
TIM LAYDEN
November 13, 2006
Two years after the Big East was almost disbanded, Louisville beat West Virginia in a Top 10 showdown that put the league back on the map. Next up: The No. 3 Cardinals meet undefeated Rutgers
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November 13, 2006

From Least To Beast

Two years after the Big East was almost disbanded, Louisville beat West Virginia in a Top 10 showdown that put the league back on the map. Next up: The No. 3 Cardinals meet undefeated Rutgers

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Five days before the victory over the Mountaineers, Oscar Brohm had called his youngest son on his cellphone. He told Brian to play football just for the joy of it and to call up his memories from an epic high school matchup, the 2002 Kentucky 4A championship game, in which Brohm threw for seven touchdowns in a 59--56 victory over Bush's team from Male High. "Just go out there and have fun," father told son. "Play like it's the Male game again."

It's a rare story in college sports: Hometown star stays home. Wins again. It remains to be seen if Louisville can handle the immense physical challenge of Ohio State or Michigan. Or even the madness of Piscataway. But the ride to find out will be a sweet one.

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