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Louisville Cardinals Suspend 3 Players Before Game Today

A general view of Louisville's football stadium.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Louisville Cardinals have lost six consecutive games and fired Bobby Petrino, but issues still remain for the football program.

Every week the Cardinals find new ways to lose in blowout fashion, and that trend could continue today. Not only are they struggling to play defense, but the offense has trouble avoiding turnovers. To make matters even worse, the starting unit will have two new players thrusted into larger roles.

Due to skipping a team obligation, quarterback Jawon Pass has been suspended for the first quarter against NC State. He won't be alone on the sideline, as wideout Devante Peete and defensive tackle Mike Boykin were suspended for the entire game for violating team rules.

The exact specifics of Peete and Boykin's suspensions are still unclear.

Pass is having a miserable season, as he currently has eight passing touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Expect Malik Cunningham to replace Pass in the opening quarter, yet his limitations in the passing game could call for a brief appearance. Two weeks ago, the dual-threat quarterback had 121 passing yards and a rushing touchdown against Syracuse.

With kickoff set for 12:20 p.m. ET, it'll be interesting to see how the Cardinals respond.