UofL FOOTBALL | Cards roll Murray State 55-10

09/30/2017 09:06 PM

The no. 17 Louisville football team outmatched FCS foe Murray State in every facet of Saturday’s 55-10 victory. The Cards cruised to their second straight win behind a complete offensive performance, accumulating 676 yards and seven touchdowns.

Junior quarterback Lamar Jackson lit up the scoreboard in the first half, before relinquishing the offense to redshirt feshman backup Jawon Pass. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner totaled 249 passing yards, 100 rushing, and was responsible for four touchdowns.

The start of the second half was the biggest miscue of the night for U of L. On the first snap of Louisville’s opening possession, Pass mishandled the exchange with the center, leading to a Murray State recovery for a touchdown. For the rest of the game however, Pass padded his own stats against the Racers. He finished the game with over 150 total yards, a touchdown on the ground, and the first passing touchdown of his career.

Murray State’s offense was no match for the U of L defense. The Cards held the Racers’ offense to just one field goal and only 19 rushing yards. While U of L did not record a sack, the team did keep MSU contained in the backfield and finished with eight tackles for loss.

The win was expected, but that does not mean it wasn’t important. Bobby Petrino was asked about preparing for this week amidst the other major changes within the U of L athletic department, and said it was a win he hoped would unite the fan base. Petrino also opened up about his relationship with suspended athletics director, Tom Jurich.

It’s a short turn around for Louisville. The team now heads on the road for a Thursday night contest at North Carolina State. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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