UofL FOOTBALL | Cards come up short once again. Fall to 0-3

09/18/2015 12:16 AM

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney said on the ACC Teleconference earlier this week that he expected the game against U of L to go down to the last play, and it did.

After an abysmal first half in which the Cards trailed 7-3, UofL showed flashes on both sides of the ball and special teams in the second half, anchored by a touchdown kickoff return by Freshman Traveon Samuel. Samuel’s touchdown kept U of L in the game after the Tigers went up ten points with less than ten minutes in the game. On Louisville’s next possession, still down three points, the Cards got into field goal range after a pair of Traveon Samuel receptions. Then on a 38 yard attempt, John Wallace pushes his field goal try wide left, and the cards turn the ball over on downs.

The Cards, down three points with just over one minute left in the game, held the Tigers on third down and forced a Clemson punt. In the ensuing drive, Kyle Bolin connected on a pass over the middle to tight end Mickey Crum who quickley got out of bounds and put the Cards just outside field goal range.

The Cards had the momentum, but after being sacked on the Clemson 37 yard line with no timeouts left, Bolin heaved the ball towards the end zone into triple coverage where it was picked off by Clemson defenders. The Tigers holding on for the 20-17 victory.

The Cards now move to 0-3 on the season.

Check out Traveon Samuel’s touchdown return and the other U of L second half highlights:

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.

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