Rapid Reaction: Louisville defeats Boston College 38-19

By on November 8, 2014

Louisville (7-3) capped off their first year in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 38-19 win against Boston College on Saturday night in Chestnut Hill, MA.

 

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Gerod Holliman had three interceptions on the night, his first coming on the first play from scrimmage.  Holliman leads the nation with 13 interceptions on the year.

Bonnafon delivers

Starting quarterback Will Gardner left the game late in the second quarter and did not return due to an unspecified lower leg injury.  Gardner was 13 of 19 for 188 yards before he was replaced by Reggie Bonnafon.  The freshman quarterback looked impressive completing 4 of 5 passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns.  Also, Bonnafon ran for 76 yards on 13 carries, scoring two touchdowns including a 36 yard score with 4:47 left in the fourth quarter.

Driving Along

Bonnafon direct one of the more impressive drives of the season in the opening possession of the third quarter to put the Cardinals up 24-13.  Louisville marched down the field with a 14 play 7:46 minute 75 yard drive capped off by a 12 yard touchdown catch by Eli Rogers.

Red Zone issues

In the first half, Louisville reached the red zone three times, but only came away with three points.  Even more disappointing, the Cardinal offense drove the ball to the one yard line on the three trips.  Louisville settled for a field goal, lost a fumble, and turned over on downs inside the red zone.

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In his third game back, DeVante Parker finished with eight receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown. The wide receiver’s first touchdown of the season came on a 29 yard pass from Bonnafon with 15 seconds left before halftime.

Blocked Punt

With Louisville trailing 13-10-, Stacy Thomas blocked a Boston College punt with 38 seconds left in the second quarter. This play set up the DeVante Parker touchdown catch moments later.

Up Next

Louisville has a bye week and then will travel to Notre Dame on Saturday November 22.

 

 

 

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