Yesterday, Louisville hosted Florida State in a battle of two teams desperate for a win to inject some life into a young, but fading season. Louisville led for the majority of the game, but a terrible playcall, pass, and the allowance of a big play sealed the Cards’ fate. Louisville fell to Florida State 28-24 and dropped to 2-3 (0-2 ACC)
As mentioned earlier, Louisville led for most of the game. The Cards led 21-7 up until the 2:48 left in the game. After allowing a FSU touchdown, Louisville’s Blanton Creque kicked a 42-yard field goal to make the score 24-14 going into the 4th quarter. Louisville allowed another FSU touchdown with just under 10 minutes remaining to make it 24-21. Then Louisville put together a seemingly game-ending drive until disaster happened. The Cards converted a huge 3rd down to Mickey Crum to the FSU 21 and with the Seminoles only having 2 timeouts, things seemed to be in-hand for Louisville. Then Bobby decided to pass the ball on first down and Jason threw his first pick of the day. This was arguably one of the worst playcalls in Louisville history (not much to argue about, though, it is inexcusable). Louisville then gave up a long touchdown pass and watched the clock expire on a game that we should all be celebrating right now. Louisville lost 28-24.
The offense did look better, defense wasn’t bad, and most of the game went really well. Until it didn’t, and that’s what we will remember this game by, sadly. Jawon Pass went 24-45 for 306 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 late interceptions, he also added a rushing touchdown. Trey Smith led the backfield with 70 yards on 14 carries, but Hassan Hall wasn’t far behind him with 57 yards on 11 carries. Jaylen Smith returned to his old form with 100 yards on 5 receptions. Mickey Crum recorded 8 catches for 47 yards and a touchdown. Dez Fitzpatrick had a solid game as well, with 45 yards on 4 catches and a touchdown.
Up next: Louisville hosts Georgia Tech on Friday at 7pm.