2002 Football – Louisville vs #4 Florida St – Full Game (rebroadcast)

UpFromTheAshes Pigskin Series

Sept 26, 2002.

In a game that Sports Illustrated tabbed as the 6th-best upset of the 2000s, Louisville played host to the 4th-ranked Seminoles as the remnants of Hurricane Isidore poured torrential rains upon PJCS.

The ‘Noles led at the half, but Dave Ragone carried the team into overtime, where announcer Mike Tirico gave us a call that has become part of Cardinal history:
“Here’s Henry Miller…..HENRY MILLER!!! LOUISVILLE WINS!!! Their biggest win…..EVER!!”

This was the first time in my life as a Cardinal fan that I’ve ever seen our fans storm the field, and it’s still (to my knowledge) the only time the goalposts have ever been torn down in celebration.

In 2004, C-USA voted the win the greatest moment in the conference’s first decade of existence.

Final score:
UofL 26
FSU 20

NOTE: my VHS recording was of a rebroadcast, so there are a few places where they skip ahead in the game, saying “due to time constraints, we’re forced to move ahead in our coverage…”