In the last home game of the season, Louisville turned in its best total performance of the season. The Cards defeated the visiting Orange by a final score of 56-10.
Louisville started early, scoring within the game’s first minute on a 46-yard touchdown run by Malik Williams. The Cards never looked back and routed Syracuse behind Lamar Jackson’s 4 total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing) and 381 total yards (270 passing, 111 rushing). Jawon Pass even threw a dime of a touchdown. Malik Williams had a fantastic day running the ball, finishing with 180 yards on only 9 carries for 2 touchdowns. Jaylen Smith, Reggie Bonnafon, and Dez Fitzpatrick caught the touchdown passes. Smith had 3 receptions for 95 yards with the touchdown, Seth Dawkins caught 3 passes for 60 yards, and Dez Fitzpatrick reeled in 3 catches of his own for 51 yards and his touchdown.
Louisville’s defense had a great day and 4 different defensive backs recorded an interception today. Khane Pass, Chucky Williams, Trumaine Washington and Jaire Alexander collected for the Tax Boys today.
Up next: Louisville travels to Lexington next Saturday for a noon rivalry game.
Thank you to all the seniors and players who may enter the draft early (but you’re more than welcome to stay) *looking at you Lamar and Jaire*.