By John McCarthy–
The University of Louisville football team defeated Syracuse 30-0 on Nov. 20 at Cardinal Stadium.
U of L improves their record to 3-6, while the Orange has their record fall to 1-8 on the season.
Friday’s win was a much-needed victory for the Cardinals, who improve to 2-6 in ACC conference play. U of L now sits at 12th place in the ACC standings.
Sophomore James Turner kicked off the scoring outburst for the Cardinals after completing a booming 50-yard field goal. Turner’s field goal was the lone scoring mark in the opening quarter for both teams.
Turner fired again in the second quarter at the 6:25 mark, splashing a 40-yard field goal. Freshman Jalen Mitchell tallied up his first career carry for the Cardinals in the second quarter. Mitchell hustled into the endzone for a 2-yard touchdown with only 3:36 left in the half. With 30 seconds left in the second quarter, Junior Malik Cunningham danced into the endzone for a 4-yard rushing touchdown.
U of L was firmly in the driver’s seat heading into halftime, leading the Orange 20-0.
The first nine minutes of the third quarter was quiet for both the Cardinals and Syracuse. At the 6:45 mark, Cunningham completed a 19-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Tutu Atwell. Then, in the fourth quarter, Turner struck again with a 33-yard field goal.
Louisville took home the victory with ease 30-0.
Cunningham completed 19-28 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown. Senior Maurice Barkley had ten carries for 56 yards. Freshman Braden Smith had seven receptions for 65 yards. Turner had nine points on three field goals totaling 123 yards kicked.
U of L will head to Massachusetts to face Boston College on Nov. 28 at 4 p.m.
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