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College Football: U of L tops Southern Miss; UK, IU Fall

In college football, the Louisville Cardinals overcame a 17-12 halftime deficit to defeat Southern Mississippi Saturday night in a rain-soaked game in Hattiesburg.U of L running back Senorise Perry scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter and the Cards held off a final Southern Miss scoring drive to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Golden Eagles fell to 0-4.U of L has next weekend off before returning to action the following Saturday at Pittsburgh.In Lexington, the Kentucky Wildcats led number six South Carolina 17-7 at halftime but the Gamecocks came back with 31 unanswered points to defeat UK 38-17.Kentucky falls to 1-4 on the season. South Carolina is 5 and 0. The Wildcats host Mississippi State next Saturday.Indiana dropped its second straight game Saturday, losing at Northwestern 44-29. The 2 and 2 Hoosiers host Michigan State next weekend.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.