Football falls to 4-3 after dropping shootout to BC

By on October 14, 2017

By Dalton Ray —

Things just got uglier for U of L fans.

After being upset on the road to NC State, football lost at home as a 17-point favorite against Boston College. The 45-42 loss came on a last second field goal by the Eagles.

The defense allowed 555 total yards with 364 coming on the ground. The 45 points scored by BC is the most they have scored since September of 2015.

The Cardinals let up huge rushes during the second half, including a 75-yard rushing touchdown, and trailed 35-21 at the start of the fourth quarter.

Behind the will of junior Lamar Jackson, Louisville tied the game at 42-42 with five minutes to play. In the fourth quarter alone, Jackson total 285 yards and three touchdowns to rally the Cardinals.

Tied at 42 and driving for the go-ahead score, Jackson completed a 20-yard pass to junior Jaylen Smith. While being tackled, BC’s Darius Wade punched out the ball and the Eagles recovered.

Boston College then ran the ball seven consecutive plays, moving in from the Louisville 39-yard line to the 10-yard line and knocked in the game-winning field goal with no time remaining.

Boston College true freshman AJ Dillon, 6-foot and 240 lbs., punished the Cardinals, gaining 272 yards on 39 carries.

U of L is now 4-3. The Cardinals have faced five Power Five teams this year and have loss three.

Photos by Nancy Hanner / The Louisville Cardinal

Photos by Taris Smith / The Louisville Cardinal

About Dalton Ray

Sports editor (2016-18) that is technically award winning.Email: dray@louisvillecardinal.com

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