Playing its home games only yards from Churchill Downs, Louisville proved to be nothing short of a sure bet.
Eight Conference USA teams currently rank among the nation's top 53 offenses in yards per game.
Louisville is alone at the top while Southern Miss endured its worst home loss in 13 years.
The Louisville-East Carolina rivalry has featured contentious and occasionally ugly acts from both sides.
New defensive coordinator Mike Cassity has raised Louisville's expectations and instilled a wild aggression in his players.
He's not getting a lot of attention, but Louisville QB Stefan LeFors is quietly getting the job done.
Coach Tommy West and the Memphis Tigers could be heading for a big season.