UofL Football Postgame Recap: Cards Dominate Line of Scrimmages

Pregame Notes:

Your Louisville Cards come into today’s game 2-3 overall and 0-3 in conference play and in dire need of a win. They suffered a tough loss last week to a very game Boston College team on the road in Massachusetts. The all-time series is tied at 5, with both teams dominating at home (4-1). The last time the Cards won in Charlottesville, VA was on the Lamar to Jaylen Smith one-handed touchdown catch. UVA won the last meeting 34-33 last year in Cardinal Stadium.

1st Quarter:

Louisville received the ball first, but went 3-and-out. The Cards defense came out and was able to hold UVA to a field goal their first time out. Domann threw an interception to former Cardinals’ corner Anthony Johnson Jr. The interception led to a 40-yard touchdown pass from Armstrong to Wicks which gave the Cavaliers a 10-0 lead. Louisville did force a fumble to give Domann and the offense the ball back to begin the 2nd quarter.

2nd Quarter:

A James Turner 23-yard field goal put Louisville on the board (10-3). A Domann 44-yard touchdown run on 4th down tied the game at 10. The Cards defense stiffened up and didn’t allow UVA to put any points on the board in the quarter. Both teams traded interceptions on back-to-back possessions, but the Cards were able to add another field goal by Turner as time expired to take a 13-10 lead heading into intermission.

3rd Quarter:

The Louisville defense came out and forced a quick 3-and-out for the Cavs. The Louisville offense continued to build off of their success in the 2nd quarter and marched down the field to score on a Domann-to-Ford touchdown pass. Louisville doubled up UVA 20-10 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the quarter. Brennan Armstrong answered with an 11-yard touchdown run, to cut the lead to 3 (20-17). Louisville picked off their 2nd Armstrong pass, this time by MJ Griffin and Cooley was able to cash in off the turnover with his only touchdown of the day. UofL took a 27-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

4th Quarter:

A sack by Yasir on 4th-and-1 forced the turnover on downs. Louisville again was able to capitalize with a touchdown, this time by Jawhar Jordan. The Cards went up 34-17 and didn’t look back. UVA was stopped yet again on 4th down, this time in the red zone. UofL got the ball on their own 4 yard line with over 8 minutes and never gave the ball back to Virginia. Louisville got their first conference win of the year, with a 34-17 victory.

Passing: 17-30 275 yards 1TD 2 INTs (Brock Domann)
Rushing: 18-77 yards 1TD (Trevion Cooley)

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