Fans React To Louisville Cardinals Clinching First-Ever ACC Title Game Appearance

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The Louisville Cardinals secured their place in their inaugural ACC Football championship game following their 38-31 victory over the University of Miami on Saturday.

Louisville’s first season under first-year coach Jeff Brohm is coming to an end, and the community is excited about the program.

“They’ve proven that [when] the fourth quarter comes, they’re going to rise up,” UofL fan, Ty Spalding, said. 

“Expected to win but didn’t expect to win this big,” UofL alumnus and fan Matt Krouch said.

Following their 38-31 victory over the University of Miami on Saturday, the Louisville Cardinals secured their place in their inaugural ACC Football championship game.

“We couldn’t sit still, could not sit still. Nervous. toe-tapping,” Krouch said. “I knew that was a big moment for us, for the team, for the city.”

“It’s something that I, going into this season, never expected,” Griffin Ackermann, a UofL alumnus, said. “And I couldn’t be happier or more proud to be a UofL fan right now.”

Saturday is the only man those fans are thanking.

“I would just tell Jeff that, this fan base, this city, they were in need of a winner. The football program’s been in a medicore state,” Spalding said. “And this city, this fanbase needed a shot of life, and Jeff, you’ve given us this shot of life.”

For Krouch, who attended UofL in the early 2000s, winning an ACC championship spot was the epitome of a full circle moment.

“[Brian] Brohm was there when I was there,” Krouch said. “To have his brother [Jeff] there, it’s kind of a full circle moment. It’s exciting.”

“It’s just electric, it’s been electric all year,” Ackermann said. “And for the first time ever, I really feel like it’s worth it–feeling that [L&N] stadium and being in that atmosphere.”

The Cards’ supporters are processing everything and anticipating a challenging game against rival University of Kentucky on Saturday.

“This is just a special season. And, look, the job’s not done. We have two more games–maybe three more to win,” Spalding said.