Fans are scrambling to find a word to describe the football team's performance against Houston: shocking, disappointing, embarrassing. Louisville went into Houston with hopes of winning, but walked away with a 36-10 loss.
U of L's weaknesses, which I mentioned here, talks about how the offensive line has struggled this season, as well as the Cards' failure to hold onto the football.
On the opening kickoff, Malik Williams fumbled the ball, which Houston recovered at their own 13 yard line. They scored the next play. The Cards fumbled three drives later, and then also in the second half in the red zone.
From then on out Houston maintained control of the game. 15 total penalties on the Cards, compared to one on the Cougars,
Lamar Jackson had his worst game yet. The quarterback went 20-for-43 for 211 and one touchdown. On the ground he had 25 carries for 116 yards. The sub-par performance gave the Heisman leader a few doubters, but with 47 total touchdowns Jackson is way out in the lead.
The loss drops Louisville from any chance of making the playoffs and in current shape to make the Orange Bowl. However, Clemson must make the playoffs in order for U of L to make the trip to Miami.
The final game of the season is the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Kentucky makes a trip in town. The 6-5 Wildcats are bowl eligible for the first time in years, but Bobby Petrino has had their number since he began coaching. Kickoff is set for noon.