NCAAF Game Recap - Eastern Kentucky at Louisville
Sat Sep 7, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Louisville 42, Eastern Kentucky 0

Sep 7, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Eastern Kentucky (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

Louisville (1-1)

14

0

14

14

42

Louisville gets first win for Satterfield, beats EKU 42-0
Sun Sep 8, 2019 12:30 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) As the clock wound down on Saturday's game - and Louisville's 10-game losing streak - the Cardinals finally allowed themselves to celebrate.

They turned to the fans and raised their arms in exaltation. Scott Satterfield even threw up an "L" to the crowd as he ran into the locker room after the Cardinals 42-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky, his first win as Louisville's coach.

The victory may be special in many ways. However, Satterfield made it clear afterward that what's special now will become expected soon enough.

"We're in this business to win football games, and we want to do it the right way," he said. "I think that it just validates what we've been doing, as I said before. These guys have been in a long drought, and haven't been able to celebrate, haven't really been able to pull for each other."

Jawon Pass threw for a career-high four touchdowns to lead Louisville. The junior quarterback completed 12 of 19 passes for 196 yards as the Cardinals (1-1) broke a losing streak that dated to nearly a year ago. Javian Hawkins, a redshirt freshman, ran 11 times for 123 yards.

Yes, the Cardinals faced a Football Championship Series foe, but they were also coming off a short week after hosting Notre Dame on Labor Day. Despite that, Louisville posted its first shutout since beating Florida International 72-0 on Sept. 21, 2013.

Louisville led just 14-0 at halftime, but the Cardinals got a 66-yard run from Hawkins on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter to set the tone.

"At halftime, we're a play away from this being real and then a couple plays later it wasn't, and they started to pull away from us," Colonels coach Mark Elder said.

Louisville had 542 total yards while limiting the Colonels (1-1) to 172. It marked just the second time in the post-Lamar Jackson era that Louisville had at least 500 yards.

Daryl McCleskey Jr. led EKU with 78 yards on 22 carries.

Louisville last won on Sept. 15, 2018, beating Western Kentucky 20-17. The Cardinals then lost the last nine games to close out the season. Satterfield was hired from Appalachian State in December to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired with two games remaining last year.

Last year was a far cry from what Louisville enjoyed just two years before that, when Jackson won the Heisman Trophy thanks to a slew of highlight reel plays and the Cardinals were in the top five of the college football playoff rankings as late as mid-November.

In the throes of last year's season-ending losing streak, Louisville was rudderless as it allowed six of its last seven opponents to score 50 or more points. In the preseason, Satterfield and the players talked about moving in a new direction.

Some of that showed Monday against Notre Dame, and on Saturday, the Cardinals took another step in getting their first victory in 358 days.

"We just want to make it normal to win and get back to being how we know we can be," Pass said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Eastern Kentucky: The Colonels struggled against a speedier, more athletic Louisville squad. They gave up four plays to Louisville's offense that went for more than 30 yards and a 33-yard punt return that gave the Cardinals a short field on a scoring drive. They also allowed the Louisville defense to get 10 tackles for loss, including five sacks.

Louisville: After a shaky performance against the Fighting Irish on Monday, Pass struggled at times in the first half. However, he seemed to find his groove in the second, as he completed all six of his attempts for 95 yards and two TDs before giving way to Malik Cunningham with 7:40 remaining in the game.

CUNNINGHAM BACK

Cunningham, who injured his knee in preseason practice, saw his first action. On his first play, he hit Justin Marshall for a 24-yard gain, and then two plays later, scored on a 38-yard touchdown run. He finished with 73 yards rushing on four carries.

Cunningham and Pass split quarterbacking duties last season. However, it's uncertain how much he'll get to play for now as Pass has been named the starter. He's listed as second on the depth chart, which Satterfield said limits his chances to get practice snaps at other positions. And trying to play him and Pass in the same game could disrupt the rhythm of the offense.

"But he is a weapon, and there may be sometimes where you just want to get him in the game and let him go to work," he said.

UP NEXT

Eastern Kentucky: plays next Saturday at Indiana State, which was ranked No. 15 in the FCS coaches' poll but lost to Dayton on Saturday.

Louisville: will travel to Nashville next Saturday to face Western Kentucky.

Passing

E Ky Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Blount 12 6 50.0 0 43 14 0 58.7
P. McKinney 4 3 75.0 0 -1 2 0 77.1
Lou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Pass 19 12 63.2 4 196 50 1 115.4
M. Cunningham 1 1 100.0 0 24 24 0 118.8

Rushing

E Ky Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. McCleskey Jr. 22 78 3.5 17 0
P. McKinney 4 38 9.5 20 0
Lou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Hawkins 11 123 11.2 66 0
M. Cunningham 4 73 18.3 38 1

Receiving

E Ky Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Valiga 2 12 6.0 14 0
A. Cabrera 2 11 5.5 9 0
Lou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Marshall 2 59 29.5 35 0
T. Atwell 2 53 26.5 50 1

Fumbles

Returning

E Ky KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Wilcox Jr. 6 23.0 0 30 0 - 0 0
J. Gross 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Lou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Atwell 0 - 0 0 2 18.0 0 33
R. Burns 0 - 0 0 1 1.0 0 1

Punting

E Ky Punt Yds Avg LgPu
P. Richards 6 244 40.7 51
Lou Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. King 2 93 46.5 48

Takeaways

E Ky Int Yds InTD
J. Hayes 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

E Ky Lou
Points For 0 42
Total Yards 172 542
Rushing Yards 130 322
Passing Yards 42 220
Passing Completions / Attempts 9/16 13/20
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 10 23
Penalties - Yards 7/50 5/30
Time Of Possession 27:27 33:33
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/17 4/9
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 9/37 2/46

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter E Ky Lou
Lou 2:26 TD Chatarius Atwell 50 yd pass from Jawon Pass (Blanton Creque kick) 0 7
Lou 12:43 TD Marshon Ford 5 yd pass from Jawon Pass (Blanton Creque kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter E Ky Lou
No scores this quarter
3rd Quarter E Ky Lou
Lou 0:24 TD Marshon Ford 5 yd pass from Jawon Pass (Blanton Creque kick) 0 21
Lou 11:02 TD Dez Fitzpatrick 5 yd pass from Jawon Pass (Blanton Creque kick) 0 28
4th Quarter E Ky Lou
Lou 2:55 TD Hassan Hall 1 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 0 35
Lou 9:13 TD Macale Cunningham 38 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 0 42

Game Information

Stadium: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 48,808
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