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No. 25 Louisville not looking past a Murray State team that scored 73 points last week

  • Louisville running back Dominique Brown (10) carries the ball past Miami's Deon Bush in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Louisville won 31-13. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    Louisville running back Dominique Brown (10) carries the ball past Miami's Deon Bush in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Louisville won 31-13. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville running back Dominique Brown sits on the bench after rushing in an NCAA college football game against Miami in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Louisville won 31-13. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    Louisville running back Dominique Brown sits on the bench after rushing in an NCAA college football game against Miami in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Louisville won 31-13. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville quarterback Will Gardner throws against Miami in an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Louisville won Miami 31-13. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    Louisville quarterback Will Gardner throws against Miami in an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Louisville won Miami 31-13. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

Louisville's defensive players insist their victory over Miami was just a hint of how well they can play.

The Cardinals feel they have much they can improve on even after holding the Hurricanes to 244 yards in Monday night's 31-13 victory. And they might need to be on their game Saturday night against a Murray State team coming off a 73-26 rout of Union College.

The fact that the Racers thumped an NAIA school matters little to Louisville (1-0). The Cardinals view FCS-level Murray State as a team capable of beating them and say there will be no letdown.

The Racers passed for six TDs, rushed for two and returned two punts for scores along with a blocked conversion for two points. Four Murray State backs ran for at least 53 yards.