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U of L fans revel in glory of blowout win against FSU

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  It was pure excitement and joy as thousands of fans left Papa John's Cardinal Stadium with a huge victory under their belt.

"Cards all day, every day. That's all you need to know," one happy fan shouted.

The score was a whopping 63 to 20. Even the littlest of fans realized it was a big deal.

"No other team, Cardinals only," said Charles Berkley, a young football player who knows without a doubt he will be on that team when he's old enough.

Making the win over Florida State University even sweeter was the national attention as ESPN College GameDay brought its show to Louisville.

"This shows that we are contenders in the football league and U of L right now, we're on top of the world," Dwight Leach Sr. said.

But the anticipation for this game started long before the sun was even out.

"I slept in my car last night in the parking lot, been living in my car ever since Friday night," said Blake Roshkowski.

Then as the sun rose over Louisville, the crowds began to grow -- each person hoping to get their few seconds of fame on ESPN.

"All these signs, all these people out here having a great time. It's so much better than I anticipated," Jack Seibert said.

Even Florida State fans were reveling in the spotlight.

"National spotlight, my team is on TV, like we usually are, and we're number two and we're tired of these birds, so we're going to take them out at home," said Alton Gibson.

But how did FSU fans feel after the game?

"We drove 13-and-a-half hours to get here just for a disappointing game," Jesse Royston said. "But I told another guy I'm rooting for Louisville the rest of the year because they look that good."

While on the field, the team floated like a butterfly and stung their way to victory.

"Muhammad Ali, his greatest words were 'we're going to shock the world.' We shocked the world tonight. We shocked the world," Leach said.

And in the spirit of Ali, the Cards truly honored the world's greatest with a win.

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