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Louisville vs Virginia: Postgame Recap

 

The Louisville Cardinals defeated the visiting Cavaliers of Virginia today by a final score of 38-21. After the bye week, Louisville bounced back from the loss at Wake Forest two weeks ago with a solid performance today.

Lamar Jackson did Lamar Jackson things today, accounting for 4 touchdowns (3 passing, 1 rushing) with 195 passing yards (15/26) and 147 rushing yards on 15 attempts. I hope everyone is enjoying watching this guy in a Louisville uniform because his legendary time as a Cardinal is nearing its end.

Dae Williams proved that the Louisville backfield will be in good hands for the foreseeable future with 88 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Receivers Jaylen Smith and Seth Dawkins caught Lamar’s 3 touchdown passes. Smith finished the game with 5 receptions for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns, one of which was a spectacular one-handed grab. Seth Dawkins matched Smith’s reception total with 5 of his own for 55 yards and a touchdown.

The defense looked better today than it had in a long time. After Virginia waltzed down the field on their first possession for a touchdown, it appeared more of the same lackluster defense was on the menu for today. However, the defense didn’t dwell on it and made corrections and plays throughout the game.

Up next: Louisville hosts Syracuse next Saturday in the last game at Cardinal Stadium this season.

Go Cards!

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About Mitch Motley

University of Louisville student, Diehard Cards fan, Basketball Coach of the Louisville Spartans and St. Patrick Celtics

Posted on November 11, 2017, in Cardinal Athletics, Football, Louisville Athletics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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