Jan. 3, 2007
MIAMI (AP) - Brian Brohm saved his best for when Louisville needed it most.
The quarterback suffered through three quarters of dropped passes, poor throws and missed opportunities before leading fifth-ranked Louisville to a victory over No. 15 Wake Forest in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night.
With the Cardinals' first appearance in the Bowl Championship Series on the line, the hometown kid with the can't miss arm delivered on the promise he made to the Cardinals when he chose to stay home rather than head to Notre Dame.
Brohm completed 24 of 34 passes for 311 yards and was spectacular in the fourth quarter in Louisville's 24-13 win. It's a victory that could propel the Cardinals into the national championship hunt and Brohm into the Heisman Trophy race next season if he chooses to return for his senior season.
"It looks very appealing right now. It does," Brohm said. "We've got a great team coming back and it would be very hard to pass that up."
If the Orange Bowl was his final bow at Louisville, Brohm made sure it was special. With the Cardinals trailing by three early in the fourth quarter, he put on a clinic over Louisville's next two drives.