--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photo by Jared Anderson
Boston College was without their best player, and still defeated Louisville.
AJ Dillon didn’t suit up for The Eagles. The Louisville Cardinals kept it close, and even led the Eagles, but a 14-point fourth quarter was too much for Bobby Petrino and Co. to overcome. The Cardinals lost 38-20.
Louisville was virtually tied after one quarter. Boston College opened the game with two quick touchdowns. A pair of fumble recoveries in the first led to two short touchdown drives for Louisville. The first Louisville score was a one-yard punch by Malik Cunningham. Blanton Creque missed the extra point.
Then, Hassan Hall reached the end zone from three yards out with 1:37 left in the quarter to put the game within one point.
Louisville gained the lead with 9:37 in the second. Jawon Pass rushed three yards into the end zone for the score.
The lead wouldn’t last long. Travis Levy recovered a blocked punt with 3:42 in the second, and returned it for a touchdown. Then, Colton Lichtenberg hit a 38-yard field goal with four seconds left.
At halftime, Boston College led 21-20.
The game unraveled in the fourth. David Bailey rushed for a one-yard touchdown with 10:30 left. Senior wideout Jeff Smith got the ball, and rushed to the outside for five yards and six points.
In total, Boston College out-yarded Louisville 430-217. Brian VanGorder’s defense allowed 251 rushing yards. Only 47 of Louisville’s yardage was through the air. Louisville also allowed seven sacks in the game.
Jawon Pass, who started the game, went 17 for 31 with 170 passing yards and an interception. Jordan Travis, who entered the game late, went 0 for 4.
Louisville moves to 2-5. The Cardinals move into a bye week. They will take on Wake Forest on Saturday, October 27th. The game does not have an announced start time.