LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rewarding as Sunday's season-opening victory was for No. 23 Louisville, the Cardinals didn't celebrate for long.

A short work week leading up to Saturday's game against Missouri State helped narrow their mindset, as well as their desire for a strong follow-up. Especially after last season, when wins against Murray State, Kentucky and West Virginia were followed by letdowns against FUI, Marshall and Pittsburgh, respectively.

The Cardinals certainly aren't looking past the Bears, who trailed No. 21 Kansas State 16-9 after three quarters last week before the Wildcats scored 35 points in the fourth. With North Carolina visiting Louisville next week and several areas of concern, Louisville is mindful of how a team such as Missouri State can quickly expose some blemishes.