The Cards are coming off a much needed early season 20-14 victory, on the road versus UCF last Friday. Tonight, the Cards will take on 2-0 FSU, who has beaten LSU and Duquesne. Florida State leads the all-time series 16-6, but Louisville is 6-3 at home and currently has a 2-game winning streak in the series.
Louisville quickly went 3-and-out on their opening possession. Jordan Travis led FSU on a 5-play scoring drive. The Seminoles led 7-0 early. UofL was able to put together a 7-play drive, capped by an 8-yard Malik touchdown run to tie the game at 7. A missed 36 yard field goal attempt by FSU gave the ball back to the Louisville offense, who then proceeded to score on their 2nd consecutive possession. A 17-yard screen to Trevion Cooley gave the Cards a brief 14-7 lead. FSU tied the game at 14 in 3 plays to end the quarter.
After back to back turnovers by each team (including one by Louisville in the red zone), and back to back punts by each team to start the quarter, Louisville finally found the endzone again. A 1-yard run by Cooley put Louisville in front 21-14, with just over 5 minutes remaining in the half. Both teams exchanged turnovers to end the half. Louisville led going into intermission 21-14.
Florida State opened the half with a 10-play drive that tied the game at 21. Both teams struggled to get anything going offensively outside of the opening drive. Louisville, however, did end the quarter in the red zone.
A Malik 18-yard touchdown run broke the tie and gave the Cards a 28-21 lead early in the quarter. Like they did in the first quarter, FSU answered with another 3-play touchdown drive to tie the game at 28. A 36 yard field goal put Louisville briefly in the lead, before Johnny Wilson put FSU ahead with a 2-yard touchdown catch. Louisville turned it over on downs with just over 5 minutes remaining, but another missed 36 yard field goal attempt gave the Cards some life. An interception thrown by Malik essentially ended any chance of a walk off win. The Cards fell to FSU at home 31-35. UofL falls to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in ACC play.
Passing: 21/34- 243 yards 1TD 1INT (Malik Cunningham)
Rushing: 17- 127 yards 2TD (Malik Cunningham)
Receiving: Braden Smith – 5 catches 50 yards
USF at home, noon Sunday, September 24th
Head Coach Scott Satterfield:
LB Momo Sanogo:
RB Jawhar Jordan:
OL Michael Gonzalez: