UofL FOOTBALL | Boston College Upsets Cards Inside PJCS

10/14/2017 05:39 PM

The Louisville Cardinals were hoping to bounce back after a loss to No. 24 North Carolina St. just over a week ago.

Instead, UofL suffered its second straight loss on Saturday, falling to Boston College 45-42 in front of the home crowd inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

It was BC’s (3-4, 1-3) first victory in the ACC, while it was the third loss of the season for the Cards (4-3, 1-3) in conference play.

BC kicker Colton Lichtenberg kicked a game-winning 27-yard field goal as time expired to give the Eagles the victory.

The big storyline of the game for UofL was that it just could not slow down the Boston College offense. The Eagles amassed 555 total yards of offense on 87 plays.

The star of the game for BC was running back A.J. Dillon, who had 39 carries for 272 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Louisville started the game quickly, scoring on its first possession of the game, courtesy of a 22-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Lamar Jackson to tight end Kemari Averett.

Roughly eight minutes later, Jackson scored himself on a 20-yard touchdown run, giving his Cards a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Boston College responded with a touchdown before the end of the quarter to cut UofL’s lead in half. But, the Cards answered in the second quarter thanks to a 64-yard touchdown run by running back Reggie Bonnafon.

Bonnafon finished the game with 107 rushing yards on 12 carries.

Boston College’s Dillon scored his first of four touchdowns though right before halftime. After 30 minutes of action, Louisville found itself up 21-14.

The Eagles used their momentum to score the next three touchdowns of the game in the second half. In fact, they found themselves leading 35-21 early in the fourth quarter.

Then, it became a back-and-forth type of game. UofL wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Jackson with 12:13 to play in the game, cutting BC’s lead to seven.

Less than 20 seconds later, BC’s Dillon scored a 75-yard touchdown, his final touchdown of the game, giving his Eagles another 14 point lead.

Lamar Jackson was not giving up though. He scored the next two touchdowns of the game, tying the game at 42 apiece with 5:03 to play.

UofL would get the ball back late, but a fumble by wide receiver Jaylen Smith gave the ball to BC, who held on the to the ball the rest of the game, resulting in the game-winning field goal as time expired.

UofL’s Lamar Jackson ended the game accounting for five touchdowns, three on the ground, two through the air. He had 180 rushing yards on 22 carries, while going 19-of-39 through the air for 332 passing yards. He also had one interception.

Click on the video below to hear Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff and Lyndsey Gough share their thoughts on the game:

Up next for Louisville is a game at Florida St. next Saturday. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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