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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Louisville coach Jeff Walz got a victory, and he hopes Middle Tennessee gave his fifth-ranked Cardinals a lesson in listening to the scouting report.Mariya Moore scored 27 points, and Louisville Cardinals never trailed beating Middle Tennessee 91-72 Wednesday night despite giving up a career-high 27 points and 11 assists to Blue Raiders guard Ty Petty.I hope our kids believe now that shes really good, Walz said. We tried to tell them that, but I think there were a few times we decided not to guard her just to see is she really good. After 27 points, Im hoping they realized that, and then Im hoping theyll believe us from now on when we tell them someone is good. She was phenomenal.This was Louisvilles first visit to Middle Tennessee since 2008, and the Cardinals had little trouble improving to 5-1 in this series despite letting Petty knock down 10 of her 17 shots.Ciera Johnson opened with a layup for the Cardinals (3-0), and Alex Johnson hit a short jumper to tie it up at 2. That was as close as Middle Tennessee (0-2) from Conference USA would get as Louisville shot 67 percent taking a 22-9 lead after the first quarter.Asia Durr also had 22 points, and Myisha Hines-Allen added 17 for Louisville.Alex Johnson had 13 for the Blue Raiders.We hope we grow up, Middle Tennessee coach Rick Insell said of his young team with Petty the only senior.Petty pulled the Blue Raiders within 26-21 capping a 12-2 run with a 3 with 4:39 left. That woke the Cardinals up, and they answered with 15 straight points and led 41-24 at halftime.The Cardinals pushed their lead to as much as 24 a couple times in the fourth quarter, the first on a 3 by Hines-Allen.BIG PICTURELouisville: The Cardinals continued their run through an easy opening portion of the schedule before playing fourth-ranked South Carolina on Nov. 27th. This was the Cardinals third straight game against a team from Tennessee but not against the states only ranked team, No. 13 Tennessee.Middle Tennessee: This was the highest-ranked team to visit since No. 4 Tennessee in 2013, helping the Blue Raiders bring in some star power for their home opener. They dropped to 5-1 all-time against Louisville, but its part of Insells toughening up his Blue Raiders during nonconference play for March. Arizona State and Georgia Tech also visit in December.POLL IMPLICATIONSThe Cardinals did little to hurt themselves with an easy victory. This is their second road game and second against an NCAA Tournament team last March. It gives us more confidence to know were doing so well against great teams, so just lets us know where we are so far, Moore said. All teams get better throughout the season. Its good to know were starting off pretty well.HEIGHT ADVANTAGEWalz played five Cardinals who are 6-foot-2 or taller against a team with only Rebecca Reuter taller than 6 foot. The Cardinals outrebounded Middle Tennessee 44-30 and had a huge edge at the free throw line (21 of 27) compared to the Blue Raiders (3 of 6). The Cardinals even affected shots they werent around as the Blue Raiders missed some wide-open shots.We probably missed seven chip shots, Insell said. Well thats 14 points thats uncontested shots that we usually knock down that because of their size we were looking for them and we didnt follow through. 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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals missed another chance to get a statement win.A road game on Monday night against a winning team was an opportunity for the Bengals to reach .500 for the season.The Bengals faltered in the fourth quarter, though, and lost to the Giants 21-20 to fall to 3-5-1.The Bengals dropped to 11-23 on Monday night, including 4-7 in the Marvin Lewis era. Bengals faltered in the fourth quarter, though, and lost to the Giants 21-20 to fall to 3-5-1.The Bengals dropped to 11-23 on Monday night, including 4-7 in theThe Bengals havent won a road game on Monday night since the 1990 season, which was also the last season the team won a playoff game.The loss also continues the Bengals struggles against the leagues better teams in 2016. They also have lost to Dallas, Denver, New England and Pittsburgh.Weve got to find a way to flip the switch and get these games turned into wins rather than a tie in London and a one-point loss here tonight, Dalton said.Weve got to take a good hard look at what were doing and correct the things that are hurting us.Penalties, an inconsistent offense and an inability to contain Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. combined to foil the Bengals.Dalton was 16 of 29 for 204 yards with a TD pass to A.J. Green and an interception.The Bengals finished with only 12 first downs and 264 yards.The defense, which entered the game ranked 25th in the league, allowed 351 yards, and the Bengals were penalized nine times for 60 yards.Trailing 21-20 early in the fourth quarter, Dalton was intercepted by Landon Collins. George Iloka intercepted Manning on the next play, but the Bengals were unable to take advantage as they failed to get a first down. The Bengals were forced to punt on their next two drives as the Giants sacked Daltonn twice.ddddddddddddThe fourth-quarter struggles overshadowed a strong start to the second half.The Bengals used Alex Ericksons 84-yard second-half kickoff return to get back in the game. Jeremy Hill had a 9-yard TD run and the Bengals later added Mike Nugents 38-yard field goal for a 20-14 lead in the third quarter.But the defense couldnt hold the lead as the Giants went for it on fourth-and-goal from the 3 and scored on Mannings third TD pass of the game early in the fourth quarter to retake the lead at 21-20.Late in the second quarter, the Bengals missed an opportunity when they only mustered a field goal after Dre Kirkpatricks interception gave them the ball at the 7. They were held to a 25-yard field goal by Nugent for a short-lived 10-7 lead.We have opportunities on offense to put more points on the board and we end having to kick field goals and that ended up probably being the difference in the football game, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. If we get a touchdown, particularly from the 7-yard line there.Manning then led a drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Beckham for a 14-10 lead at the half.With no team in control of the AFC North, the Bengals fell further behind in their hope to reach the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season. They host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.Were trying to figure out what we need to do to have these outcomes be different and theres not one explanation for it, Dalton said.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '