While the Virginia win was euphoric for Cardinal fans, there is an unfortunate bit of bad news stemming from the game. Redshirt senior K Blanton Creque suffered an ACL tear in his left knee and will miss the remainder of the season. This will also spell the end of his illustrious career.
A Shelbyville, KY native, Creque was a 4 year starter. He made 82.3% of his field goal attempts and 96.9% of his extra point attempts. Creque accounted for 310 points in his Cardinal career. As you can see by his percentages, Creque was among the most accurate kickers in UofL history.
We here at CSZ wish Blanton a speedy recovery. To read more about this unfortunate news, check out the UofL press release below.
*stats courtesy of sports-reference.com and the University of Louisville
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville’s Creque to Miss the Remainder of the Season
The senior ends his career as the school’s most accurate kicker.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville placekicker Blanton Creque will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the Cardinals’ 28-21 win over Virginia last Saturday.
The native of Shelbyville, Ky., suffered an injury to his left knee after attempting to make a tackle late in game versus the Cavaliers, and will have surgery in the next couple of weeks.
He finished the 2019 season with a team-high 57 points after hitting on 8-of-11 field goal attempts and was a perfect 33-for-33 on extra-point attempts.
A four-year starter, Creque finishes his career as the most accurate kicker in school history, connecting on 51-of-62 attempts (82.3). His 51 field goals made are the third-most in school history.
The 2017 campaign was one of Creque’s finest after booting 17-of-20 field goals, and was just as accurate in 2016 by hitting 16-of-19 attempts.
The former Collins High product ends his career with 310 points, which ranks third in school history.
Creque owns two game-winning field goals in his career, including a 41-yarder with 1:02 remaining to defeat Boston College 41-39 on Oct. 5.
The Cardinals return to action at Miami on Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m.