UofL Postgame Recap: Cards Start Slow, But Sprint Past The Dukes

Pregame Notes: 

Tonight, your Louisville Cardinals face off against James Madison University. The Cards are currently holding a 3-game winning streak and receiving votes in the top 25. They are coming off 48-21 thumping of then 10th-ranked Wake Forest. The current 3-game winning streak is the longest in the Satterfield era.

1st Quarter:

Louisville elected to start the game on defense. The Cards took the lead on a 1-yard pass from Cunningham to Isaac Martin. They led 7-3 with 5:49 remaining in the quarter. Both teams traded turnovers on downs on their ensuing possessions. The Cards led 7-3 at the end of the first.

2nd Quarter:

The Louisville defense stepped up and forced a quick 3-and-out to begin the quarter. Both teams struggled in the quarter. An 11-play, 80 yard touchdown drive gave the Dukes a brief 10-7 lead. Offensively though, the Cards weren’t able to get into much of a rhythm as they were on able to put 3 points on the board in the quarter. A 28-yard field goal by James Turner tied the game at 10 heading into the half.

3rd Quarter:

UofL came out to either prove they were the more physical team or to assert their dominance. Either way they did it. Louisville took a 13-10 lead as Turner added another field goal, this time from 35 yards. A one play, 71 yard rush TD by Tiyon Evans gave Louisville a 20-10 lead. The Louisville defense only gave up 17 yards in the quarter, while the offense racked up 117 rushing yards 141 total yards. The Cards took a 20-10 lead into the final quarter.

4th Quarter:

A 44-yard touchdown connection from Malik to Hudson gave Louisville a 27-10 lead early in the quarter. UofL’s defense continued to make life difficult for the James Madison offense. Malik’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Huggins-Bruce not only gave the Cards a 34-10 lead, but tied Cunningham with Lamar Jackson with 119 total career touchdowns. The Cards had two running backs go over the century mark against the Nation’s best rushing defense. UofL got their 4th consecutive victory and became bowl eligible.

Passing: 14-20 223 yards 3 TDs (Malik Cunningham)

Rushing: 10-126 yards 1 TD (Tiyon Evans)

Next Opponent:

The Cards are heading on the road to face a Clemson team that will becoming off a 14-35 loss to ND. Cards vs Tigers at 3:30 pm, November 12th.


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