Louisville hits the road

Louisville has enjoyed the comforts of home, getting off to its best start since 2006. The No. 20 Cardinals now have a month to prove they're just as stout on the road.

Louisville travels Saturday to Florida International and Southern Mississippi the next week before a bye separates a two-game stretch beginning with their Big East Conference opener at Pittsburgh on Oct. 13.

That means five weeks between home dates, making Louisville one of two current ranked teams to play three consecutive games away from home, according to STATS LLC.

Fifth-ranked Georgia is the other, playing at Oct. 6 at South Carolina, Oct. 20 at Kentucky and against Florida on Oct. 27 in Jacksonville. The Bulldogs have a bye on Oct. 13.