Idle since its comeback effort against Clemson fell short to start the month, Louisville will play its first home game in nearly a month when the No. 7 Cardinals (4-1, 2-1 ACC) host unranked Duke (3-3, 0-2 ACC) in a nationally televised (ESPN) ACC contest at 7 p.m. ET Friday at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.The Cardinals last home game was Sept. 17 when they blasted Florida State 63-20.Since then, they have been on the road for games at Marshall (a 59-28 win) and Clemson (a 42-36 loss) and then were off last week.It will be good to be back home, Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said at his weekly press conference. It feels like we havent been home forever. It seems like a long time since we have played here in our stadium so it will feel great to be back here in our home.Though Saturday is college footballs traditional game day, this will be the second Friday night game of the young season for the Cardinals, who beat Syracuse 62-28 back on Sept. 9.I think its great, the night environment, and the crowd, and the excitement for our players, Petrino said. It always gives you a huge advantage to play at home and play under the lights and play with our crowd.So we just have to hopefully come out and have the same type of atmosphere that we had for the Florida State game. Then it is up to us to come out and perform and make plays and play the way that were capable of playing.And the Cardinals are capable of playing very well, especially on offense.With Heisman candidate -- some might say leading contender -- Lamar Jackson leading the way at quarterback, the Cardinals lead the nation in scoring with their 58.0 points-per-game average and also lead in total offense with an average of 659.2 yards per game.Jackson has rushed for a team-best 688 yards (137.6 average per game) and passed for another 1,625, or 325 per game. He has rushed for a remarkable 14 touchdowns and passed for another 14 against only four interceptions.Wide receiver James Quick is his favorite target with 23 receptions for 443 yards and four touchdowns, but another 15 players have at least one catch for the Cardinals.Despite the loss to Clemson in their last outing, the Cardinals remain very much in the national playoff picture and retain hopes that winning out will get them one of the four coveted spots.They also remain in contention in the ACCs Atlantic Division race for a spot in the conference championship game but will need to win out and have Clemson lose twice in league play for a shot at that.Duke, which had a signature win at Notre Dame earlier this season, is coming into the game after a 13-6 win over Army that put the Blue Devils back at .500 for the season. The Blue Devils pitched a shutout in the second half as the two teams fought in torrential rain conditions brought on by Hurricane Matthew.The Blue Devils passed for only 44 yards, with quarterback Daniel Jones completing 7 of his 15 pass attempts.Of major concern for coach David Cutcliffs crew is the health of his team.Running back Jela Duncan left the Army game with a leg injury, and center Austin Davis also departed with a leg injury. It appears both players might miss the game at Louisville.Hopefully, we heal quickly, Cutcliffe said. We all know we have a big task in front of us.Davis left in the second quarter against Army. Duncan departed in the third. Duncan is Dukes leading rusher and has scored four touchdowns this season. He carried the ball 10 times for 40 yards against Army. The injury came after he missed the previous game against Virginia with a leg injury.I dont think either one of them are surgical circumstances, Cutcliffe said. 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So perhaps Jason Chimera, a native of Edmonton who has been with the Capitals only since 2009, could be forgiven for his response when asked Thursday about the collective public angst over the teams latest blown lead in the playoffs. "I dont know why people keep bringing up pasts, or people keep bringing up stuff that happened," Chimera said. "Its different teams every year. Its not like its the same individuals every year." If Chimera were a live-long Capitals fan, he would feel differently. He would bear the scars from rooting for a franchise that has lost eight -- yes, eight -- playoff series when holding a two-game lead. Nobody collapses in the post-season quite like the Capitals. 1985. 1987. 1992. 1995. 1996. 2003. 2009. 2010. All series that Washington led either 2-0 or 3-1 -- and went on to lose. All were seven-game series, except for a five-gamer in 85. Even more startling, the Capitals historically are more likely to lose than win a series after taking a 2-0 lead. Theyve won four, lost five. They are trending that way again. They were up 2-0 on the New York Rangers. Now its 2-2 headed into Fridays Game 5 in Washington. While theres room for plenty of discussion for the technical and strategic reasons for the two losses in New York, one fact remains indisputable: The doubts are inevitably growing among the paying customers, and the players have to make sure those doubts dont seep into the locker room. "We need to get some momentum back," forward Troy Brouwer said. "Theyve got a lot of it with their two wins in their building. Weve been able to get wins at home, and were relying on that and have confidence in that going into Game 5." Take away the weight of the Capitals history, and the teams plight doesnt look so dire. If they keep holding serve at home, theyll win the series. Iff they can take fewer penalties and be less sloppy, and if Alex Ovechkin can find more space to make an impact after getting shut out in Games 3 and 4, they should be in good shape to turn the tide.dddddddddddd But then theres this: The Capitals are have a 10-20 all-time record in Game 5s. Thats a massive skeleton to have in the closest, but its a closet the players are trying to keep shut. "Everyone likes to make things bigger than it actually is," defenceman Karl Alzner said. "The fans like to panic a little bit sometimes, but were not panicking, and everyone will see that tomorrow." Thats not to say that emotion wont play a part from here on out. Setting aside the history, both teams say that confidence and momentum could be as important as line changes and power plays in the next few days. "Our resiliency has really shown in these past two games, and we are going to need that when we go to Washington," New York coach John Tortorella said. "They are going to surge there, and we just need to find a way to keep our heads above water and find a way to win a game." Nevertheless, if the Rangers do win Game 5, the Capitals will have to work a bit harder to keep the angst of history at bay. "Theres always momentum swings," Washington goaltender Braden Holtby said. "Its just whoever can keep the levelest head, and keep thinking about the long-term in the series, and not worry about those momentum swings, is usually the team thats going to win." Notes: Capitals RW Martin Erat is likely out for Game 5 with an upper body injury suffered in Game 4. Washington recalled RWs Joey Crabb and Tom Wilson from Hershey of the AHL. Wilson, 19, is a 2012 first-round draft pick and made his professional debut last week in the AHL playoffs. ... Washington F Brooks Laich, who hasnt played since April 4, said his recent surgery was a "small procedure that was groin-related." He is skating again but needs to improve his conditioning before he can play. AP Sports Writer Ira Podell in New York contributed to this report. ' ' '