A final look at the Louisville-Rutgers football game by the numbers.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The ESPN television production crew is huddled in the Papa John's Cardinal Stadium press box, finalizing its plans to televise the Rutgers-Louisville game, which kicks-off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Time for a final look at this game by the numbers:
Opening point spread: Louisville by 16-1/2.
Current point spread: Louisville by 19.
Number of NFL scouts listed on seating chart: 26, including three representatives of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Number of Canadian Football League scouts listed on seating chart: 1, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Points U of L received in latest AP Top 25 poll: 1,051, good for 8th.
Points Rutgers received in latest AP Top 25 poll: 2, good for 34th.
Number of weeks U of L has been in the Top 25: 7.
Number of weeks Rutgers has been in the Top 25: 0.
Louisville's spot in The American's pre-season media poll: First.
Rutgers' spot in The American's pre-season media poll: Third, behind U of L and Cincinnati.
Number of points Louisville has allowed in the first half: 3.
Number of points Rutgers has allowed in first half: 48.
Number of Florida high school players on U of L roster: 39.
Number of Florida high school players on Rutgers' roster: 14.
BCS Bowl record of Louisville: 2-0.
BCS Bowl record of Rutgers: 0-0.
Louisville average home attendance this season: 53,522.
Rutgers average home attendance this season: 49,561.
TD passes thrown by U of L quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: 16.
TD passes thrown by Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova: 13.
Interceptions thrown by Bridgewater: 1 in 145 passing attempts.
Interceptions thrown by Nova: 4 in 142 attempts.
U of L's leading receiver: DeVante Parker, 21 catches, six touchdowns. but questionable.
Rutgers' leading receiver: Brandon Coleman, 15 catchers, two touchdowns.
Number of Louisville players in the NFL: 14.
Number of Rutgers' players in NFL: 27.
Louisville's NFL kingpin: Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore Ravens.
Rutgers' NFL kingpin: Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens.
Number of overtime games Louisville has played: 0.
Number of overtime games Rutgers has played: 2.
Number of times Louisville has scored 50 or more: 1.
Numbers of times Rutgers has scored 50 or more: 2.