Louisville got another monkey off their back, after the debacle that was last season, by earning a 41-39 victory over Boston College. It was a thriller that came down to the final couple of minutes. Below you can check out the highlights and game notes from the athletic department from Louisville’s first ACC victory since 2017.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE:
Louisville 41, Boston College 39
October 5, 2019
Cardinal Stadium | Louisville, Ky.
TEAM RECORDS & SERIES NOTES
• Boston College won toss and elected to receive.
• Louisville defeated Boston College 41-39.
o UofL now leads the all-time series 7-5.
o The Cards are now 4-2 all-time at home against BC.
• The Cardinals are now 5-8 all-time on October 5.
o The Cards played on Oct. 5 for the third straight year.
• UofL is now 207-186-5 all-time in the month of October.
• The Cardinals ended a nine-game ACC losing streak.
o It’s the first ACC win for the Cards since defeating Syracuse Nov. 18, 2017.
• Louisville returns to action next Saturday, as it travels to No. 22/20 Wake Forest.
• Head coach Scott Satterfield earned his first ACC win as the head coach of the Cardinals.
o Satterfield’s career record as a head coach is now 54-26.
• Louisville opened the game with a 6-play, 80-yard drive, capped by a three-yard run from Micale Cunningham. It was the third time this season the Cardinals scored on the opening drive.
• Louisville scored 28 points in the first half, it’s the most points in the first half against an ACC opponent since scoring 35 against Syracuse on Nov. 18, 2017.
o Louisville’s 412 yards of total offensive in the first half is its most in a first half since it had 450 yards in the first half of a 56-10 win vs. Syracuse on Nov. 18, 2017.
• UofL’s 664 yards of total offense in the game are the most since gaining 727 yards versus Syracuse in 2017.
• Anthony Johnson recorded Louisville’s first interception of the year in the fourth quarter.
o Opponents had thrown 142 passes without an interception.
• Louisville’s 428 yards passing is its highest total since the Cards passed for 431 yards at Syracuse on Sept. 9, 2016. It’s the 14th highest total in school history.
• It was the first time the Cardinals had multiple 100-yard passers in a game since Lamar Jackson and Jawon Pass on Sept. 30, 2017 against Murray State.
• The 13-play, 96-yard touchdown drive with 14:00 minutes left in the fourth quarter was the longest of the season for the Cardinals.
• It was the first time in school history, Louisville has six players with 100 yards rushing, receiving, or passing.
o Micale Cunningham, 288 passing; Javian Hawkins – 172 rushing; Seth Dawkins – 170 receiving; Evan Conley – 140 passing; Tutu Atwell – 110 receiving; Dez Fitzpatrick – 108 receiving.
• Louisville had three 100-yard receivers (Dawkins, Fitzpatrick, Atwell) for the third time in program history. The most recent was Sept. 6, 2007, vs. Middle Tennessee.
o It was the first time UofL had two 100-yard receivers in a game since the 2017 Boston College game.
o It was only the second time Louisville had three 100-yard receivers and a 100-yard rusher in a game.
• Louisville has a 100-yard rusher (Hawkins) and 100-yard receiver in a game for the first time since Lamar Jackson and Jaylen Smith vs. Mississippi State on Dec. 30, 2017.
• The eight third-down conversions by the Cardinals are the most this season and the most since converting 10 against Wake Forest (10/27/2018).
• Micale Cunningham threw for 288 passing yards which is a career-high.
• Cunningham’s 3-yard touchdown run on UofL’s first drive of the game moved him into a tie for sixth place for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with eight.
• Evan Conley threw for a career-high 140 yards.
• Javian Hawkins is the third freshman in Louisville history to have three 100-yard rushing games in the first five games of a season. He joins Victor Anderson (2008) and Lamar Jackson (2015).
o He is the first running back with three 100-yard games in a season since Brandon Radcliff in 2016.
o Hawkins ran the ball for a career-high 177 yards on a career-high 25 attempts.
• Seth Dawkins had a career-high 170 yards receiving and a career-high six catches.
• Tutu Atwell tied a career-high with eight receptions.
• It was the first multi-FG game for Blanton Creque since making two against WKU on Sept. 15, 2018.
o He ranks third all-time in program history with 48 career field goals.
• Anthony Johnson recorded his first interception of the season and the second of his career.
• Khane Pass tied a career-high with 12 total tackles, 10 of which were solo tackles.
• Russ Yeast made a career-high 11 total tackles, including eight solo.
• Yasir Abdullah made a career-high five tackles and a career-high two tackles for loss.