It’s an understatement to say that last Saturday’s loss to Syracuse was not the start that the Louisville football team, or its fans, hoped for in 2022.
But that was last week. Today’s game at the University of Central Florida brings new hope for a better result. Of course, there will be challenges.
UCF’s up-tempo offense is led by Ole Miss transfer John Rhys Plumlee, who had 308 yards and four touchdowns on 20-for-31 passing in a 56-10 win over South Carolina State in Week 1. UCF’s defense also struggles with all five of its starters from the secondary back this season.
Last season, the Cardinals defeated Central Florida, 42-35. However, going into this year’s game, Louisville is a 5.5-point underdog.
The Courier Journal U of L beat writer @Alexis_Cubit you will have complete coverage of the game during and after the game. In the meantime, you can follow all the developments on the game right here.
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FINISH: Louisville 20, UCF 14
After starting the season with a loss, Louisville returns in Week 2 with a nice win over UCF.
“Our defense played outstanding,” coach Scott Satterfield said after the game. “They came to play tonight.”
Louisville’s Jarvis Brownlee intercepts a UCF pass in the end zone – 3:41, Q4
On fourth and goal with minutes left, Louisville prevents UCF from scoring. Jarvis Brownlee intercepted him and the Cardinals will take over with a 20-14 lead.
Louisville 4th Down Football Bet Fails – 5:41, Q4
Leading by six points, Louisville tried it on fourth down but couldn’t convert.
Lots and lots of turnovers for Louisville and UCF
Between the two teams tonight, there have been 22 penalties for 202 yards.
James Turner makes a 35-yard drive to help Louisville get some distance from UCF.
Louisville 20, UCF 14
Malik Cunningham leads Louisville ahead of UCF with a great run – 2:46, Q3
Louisville takes the lead after Malik Cunningham scores on a 43-yard run. Cunningham now has 176 passing yards (11-for-21) and 106 rushing yards (13 carries).
Louisville 17, UCF 14
Louisville makes a field goal, but still trails UCF – 6:07, Q3
After missing a field goal in the first half, James Turner made a 35-yard attempt to cut UCF’s lead. The drive was highlighted by Malik Cunningham’s 37-yard pass to Tyler Hudson.
UCF 14, Louisville 10
Louisville’s defense begins the second half with a strong performance. Momo Sanogo fires UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee to force a punt.
UCF leads Louisville football at halftime – UCF 14, Louisville 7
Malik Cunningham has 136 passing yards (9-for-16) and 68 rushing yards on 10 carries. While Tiyon Evans limped off the field early in the fourth, he eventually returned for the Cards. Evans has 10 carries for 53 yards.
Louisville defense runs into missed UCF field goal – 4:14, Q2
Daniel Obarski misses a 32-yard field goal attempt for UCF as Louisville’s defense remains strong.
UCF 14, Louisville 7
Isaiah Bowser Gives UCF Its First Lead Over Louisville – 11:31, Q2
UCF has the advantage after Isaiah Bowser scored his second touchdown of the game. This time, he came on a 3-yard run.
UCF 14, Louisville 7
Louisville scoreless after James Turner misses field goal attempt – 14:14, Q2
The Cardinals scoured the field but ended up walking away with nothing after James Turner missed a 32-yard field goal attempt.
Louisville 7, UCF 7
End of first quarter: Louisville 7, UCF 7
Malik Cunningham breaks Louisville football record
With his first play of the Week 2 contest in Orlando, the senior broke the mark for the most consecutive starts by a Cardinals quarterback with 37.
He passed Teddy Bridgewater and Chris Redman, who each started 36 straight games at the position.
Read more about Cunningham’s background.
Isaiah Bowser evens the score for UCF with a rushing touchdown – 6:33, Q1
UCF ties the game after Isaiah Bowser scores on a 2-yard touchdown run. The drive consisted of 10 plays for 80 yards.
Louisville 7, UCF 7
Louisville gets on the board first with a Tiyon Evans 7-yard rushing touchdown. Malik Cunningham went 3-for-3 on the opening drive with 45 yards passing. Dee Wiggins caught a ball for 23 yards. The drive consisted of 10 plays for 75 yards.
Louisville 7, UCF 0
How to watch Louisville vs UCF football on TV, live stream, plus radio broadcast information
Game time: 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 9
Location: FBC Mortgage Stadium (Orlando, FL)
Television channel: ESPN2
Live streaming online: Watch ESPN
radio transmission: 93.9FM/970AM
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Jermayne Lole, Louisville football defensive lineman, off-season
The transfer of the state of Arizona, who announced his commitment to the Cardinals in May, is out for the season with an elbow injury, a Louisville spokesman confirmed Friday night before U of L faced the University of Central Florida.
Read more about Lole’s injury here.
Louisville vs UCF Point Spread, Betting Odds
Tipico has the spread set at Louisville +5.5 and the over/under at 61.5. Click here for more betting odds.
Lamar Jackson, former Louisville quarterback, fails to reach contract extension
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will play the 2022 NFL season without a long-term contract.
Unable to reach agreement on a contract extension for Jackson set Friday as the deadline, the quarterback and Baltimore officials have agreed to hit the pause button on negotiations and will resume talks after the season so that Jackson, who represented himself rather than use a agent, you can concentrate on playing.
Read more about Jackson’s contract status.