NCAAF Game Recap - Boston College at Louisville
Sat Oct 5, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

UGA
43
Tenn
14
F
MSU
10
OHSt
34
F
UtSt
6
LSU
42
F
Okla
45
Kans
20
F
Aub
13
Fla
24
F
Kent
0
Wisc
48
F
BGSU
0
ND
52
F
Tex
42
WVU
31
F
Purd
7
PSU
35
F
Cal
7
Oreg
17
F
Iowa
3
Mich
10
F
Wash
13
Stan
23
F
Boise
38
UNLV
13
F
UCF
24
Cin
27
F
OkSt
35
TxTch
45
F
Tuls
37
SMU
43
F(2OT)
GaSo
20
SoAl
17
F(1OT)
Temp
27
ECU
17
F
NM
21
SJSU
32
F
SoFL
48
UConn
22
F
MD
48
Rut
7
F
Tul
42
Army
33
F
BC
39
Lou
41
F
TCU
24
IASt
49
F
E Mi
16
C Mi
42
F
Ball
27
NIU
20
F
WestMI
24
Toled
31
F
ArkSt
38
GASt
52
F
Ohio
21
Buff
20
F OT
Ill
17
Minn
40
F
Marsh
13
MidTN
24
F
Bayl
31
K St
12
F
AF
25
Navy
34
F
VaTec
42
MiaFL
35
F
Mem
52
ULMon
33
F
NW
10
Neb
13
F
Troy
10
Mizzu
42
F
UNC
38
GATec
22
F
Ariz
35
Colo
30
F
W Ky
20
OD
3
F
Rice
20
UAB
35
F
UMass
0
FLInt
44
F
Vand
6
Miss
31
F
UTSA
26
UTEP
16
F
Lib
20
NMSt
13
F
Pitt
33
Duke
30
F
OreSt
48
UCLA
31
F
SDSU
24
ColSt
10
F

Oct 5, 2019, 12:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Boston College (3-3)

7

15

7

10

39

Louisville (3-2)

14

14

3

10

41

Louisville edges Boston College 41-39 to break ACC slide
Sat Oct 5, 2019 6:56 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville players and coaches happily circled the Cardinal logo at midfield following a close victory over Boston College that was simultaneously entertaining and tense.

Not to mention long sought for when it came to Atlantic Coast Conference play.

A conference win was the reward from a 41-39 victory finally settled when BC's fourth-down pass fell incomplete with two seconds remaining. Then came the celebration the Cardinals hadn't felt in 686 days, when they beat Syracuse 56-10 for their last ACC win.

Until Saturday.

"It was a good experience," Louisville receiver Seth Dawkins said after finishing with eight catches for 170 yards. "A lot of young guys never got to experience that party in the locker room that we just had."

Blanton Creque's 41-yard field goal with 1:02 left edged Louisville past BC to end a nine-game ACC losing streak.

"None of these wins are going to be easy and a lot of them will probably come down to something like this," first-year coach Scott Satterfield said. "You've got to finish games like this, and they were able to do that. All the way to two seconds (left) and we were able to win."

Shortly after Aaron Boumerhi's 45-yard field goal with 3:32 left put the Eagles ahead 39-38, the Cardinals (3-2, 1-1) drove 52 yards in eight plays for Creque's line drive that sailed through the uprights. BC (3-3, 1-2) drove to its 46 before turning the ball over on downs, and Louisville won the shootout for its first conference win since Nov. 18, 2017.

Like the 2017 meeting here that BC won 42-39, yardage and points came in bunches.

The schools combined for 1,227 yards, most of it passing in a contest that matched the ACC's top two rushing attacks. Louisville gained the edge 664-563, helped by those final yards ending with Creque's second field goal.

The teams combined for 16 plays of 20-plus yards, including 10 by Louisville. The Cardinals' last explosive play, Javian Hawkins' 28-yard run to the BC 22, set up Creque's game-winner.

"We needed one stop. One stop," BC coach Steve Addazio said. "We've been a little up and down defensively. We've got to smooth that out."

Louisville used two QBs to get it done. Cardinals freshman Evan Conley completed 10 of 16 passes for 140 yards and a 23-yard TD to Dez Fitzpatrick for 38-29 lead early in the fourth quarter. He alternated at times with Micale Cunningham, who was 13 of 18 passing for 288 yards and 59-yard TD.

Hawkins rushed for a career-high 172 yards and a TD on 25 carries for the Cardinals.

Dennis Grosel passed for three TDs in relief of BC starter Anthony Brown, who left early in the second quarter with a left leg injury. Brown hit 6 of 7 passes for 193 yards with a 72-yard TD to tight end Hunter Long in the first and positioned the Eagles to tie on Grosel's first TD before his injury.

"It hurts, but our mindset was to focus as much as we can" Grosel said. "Defense did what they could, worked their (butts) off."

NAME CHANGE, SORT OF

Before the game a Louisville football spokesman announced Cunningham's preference to called by his given first name, Micale, instead of Malik, his middle name. Frequent mispronunciations of his name by classmates led the sophomore to previously go by Malik because it was easier.

"I just thought about when I talked to a reporter (Friday)," Cunningham said, "and she asked me about it and I was like, you all can pronounce it. I am fine with it. That's my name."

THE TAKEAWAY

Boston College must move forward without its veteran QB, who watched the rest of the game on crutches. The Eagles appear to be in good hands with Grosel, who hit Korab Idrizi with two TD passes before Travis Levy put them within 38-36 with a 37-yard scoring run. They were still left with their second consecutive ACC loss.

Louisville didn't give Satterfield a signature win by any means. His first ACC win was still notable, and the Cardinals clicked offensively whether Cunningham or Conley were behind center. The defense yielded 259 yards rushing but didn't allow AJ Dillon to gash them like 2017, when he had 272 with four TDs.

UP NEXT

Boston College hosts North Carolina on Oct. 19 after a bye.

Louisville visits Wake Forest on Saturday.

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Passing

BC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
Z. Flowers 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
A. Brown 7 6 85.7 1 193 72 0 158.3
Lou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Cunningham 18 13 72.2 1 288 77 0 132.9
E. Conley 16 10 62.5 1 140 27 0 111.5

Rushing

BC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Dillon 22 118 5.4 31 0
D. Grosel 6 47 7.8 13 0
Lou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Hawkins 25 172 6.9 47 1
M. Cunningham 6 43 7.2 13 1

Receiving

BC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
H. Long 3 99 33.0 72 1
Z. Flowers 3 72 24.0 53 0
Lou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Dawkins 6 170 28.3 77 1
C. Atwell 8 110 13.8 27 0

Fumbles

BC F FL
A. Dillon 1 1

Returning

BC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Levy 5 27.0 0 43 2 10.0 0 20
B. Glines 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0
Lou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Burns 0 - 0 0 3 3.7 0 8
H. Hall 1 43.0 0 43 0 - 0 0

Punting

BC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
G. Carlson 4 205 51.3 60
Lou Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. King 5 197 39.4 47

Takeaways

Lou Int Yds InTD
A. Johnson 1 11 0
M. Montgomery 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

BC Lou
Points For 39 41
Total Yards 563 664
Rushing Yards 259 236
Passing Yards 304 428
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/33 23/34
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/0
First Downs 24 26
Penalties - Yards 5/35 7/61
Time Of Possession 6:06 54:54
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/15 8/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/3 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/51 5/39

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter BC Lou
Lou 6:27 TD Macale Cunningham 3 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 0 7
BC 7:59 TD Hunter Long 72 yd pass from Anthony Brown (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 7 7
Lou 9:46 TD Seth Dawkins 59 yd pass from Macale Cunningham (Blanton Creque kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter BC Lou
BC 3:33 TD Korab Idrizi 10 yd pass from Dennis Grosel (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 14 14
Lou 8:37 TD Javian Hawkins 3 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 14 21
Lou 13:15 TD Hassan Hall 6 yd run (Blanton Creque kick) 14 28
BC 14:31 TD Kobay White 13 yd pass from Dennis Grosel (Hunter Long 2pt pass from Dennis Grosel) 22 28
3rd Quarter BC Lou
BC 5:03 TD Korab Idrizi 19 yd pass from Dennis Grosel (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 29 28
Lou 8:20 FG Blanton Creque 34 yd FG 29 31
4th Quarter BC Lou
Lou 1:00 TD Dez Fitzpatrick 23 yd pass from Evan Conley (Blanton Creque kick) 29 38
BC 4:12 TD Travis Levy 37 yd run (Aaron Boumerhi kick) 36 38
BC 11:28 FG Aaron Boumerhi 45 yd FG 39 38
Lou 13:58 FG Blanton Creque 41 yd FG 39 41

Game Information

Stadium: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 46,007
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