Happy Thursday! The latest installment of my top 10 favorite Louisville football games in no order takes me to Orlando, Florida and the Russell Athletic Bowl. John Wallace led the Cards to a 12-9 victory over Miami. Hold up…checks score…I meant…John Wallace outscored the entire Miami team 12-9 en route to a 36-9 win. The defense held tight only giving up an early 4th quarter score.
Teddy had this offense rolling early, but could not cash in with TDs. This led to 3 early Wallace field goals to give us a 9-2 lead with 12:47 left in the 2nd quarter. On the Cards next possession though, Teddy threw a 26 yard strike to Devante Parker to make it 16-2. Then he threw for another TD to Michaelee with just 30 seconds left to make it 22-2 at the half.
The Cards pulled ahead further in the second half and never looked back. Teddy threw 35-45 for 447 yards, 3 Touchdowns, and a 77.8% completion rate. There’s no telling what the score could have been if Teddy would’ve cashed in on those first 3 FG drives. Wait, yes there is, it would have been 48-9.
Nevertheless, Teddy had an amazing performance and led this team to victory. Devante caught 9 balls for 142 yards and 1 TD. Copeland caught 6 for 90 yards. Harris caught 4 balls for 54 yards and a TD. Perry caught 5 balls for 50 yards and a TD. Preston Brown led all tacklers with 7 tackles and Calvin Pryor added 6. John Wallace was 3/3 for both the FG & XP tries.
This was one of my favorite games ever because we completely dominated this game from start to finish. Please watch the game below and enjoy!
PS-The next three games are in order. Feel free to debate those!