Louisville fought No. 9 Irish at Cardinal Stadium Monday, Sep 2 2019 

By Gabriel Wiest–

In Louisville’s second history match up against No. 9 Notre Dame, the Cardinals took a 35-17 loss. Cardinal Stadium was packed with a record 58,000 attendance eager to see head coach Scott Satterfield’s revived Louisville football team.

Louisville quickly introduced Satterfield’s new style of offense in the first quarter, focusing on simple rushing plays and quarterback flexibility. Junior Jawon Pass put up a fight against the Irish, scoring two touch downs along with rushing 61 yards.

Freshman Javian Hawkins rushed 71 yards within the first quarter helping the Cards secure three third-down conversions.

Louisville’s defensive line scrambled in the first, leaving the Irish wide open to make plays. Notre Dame scored two touchdowns leaving the score 14-14 at the end of the quarter.

Momentum immediately went down in the beginning of the second quarter as both teams adjusted play styles. Louisville’s defense gained energy from the offense’s plays buckling down for most of second.

Louisville and Notre Dame had back-to-back fumbles towards the end of the first half, resulting in a Notre Dame possession.

There were three consecutive fumbles resulting in turnovers, with possession going from the Irish, back to Louisville, then back to Notre Dame.

Notre Dame had the final say in the second quarter, cashing in on Louisville’s turn over with a touchdown leaving the score 21-14.

Both teams relied on their rushing game, with Notre Dame running 183 yards and Louisville running 161 yards in the first half.

The Cardinals were halted at the beginning of the second half after a fumble turn-over with the Irish taking the ball.

The Irish scored another touchdown in the third, leaving Louisville at a 14 point deficit. Despite Notre Dame widening their lead, Louisville’s defense kept up their heads up.

Going into the fourth quarter Louisville scored a field goal to narrow the Irish’s lead. Depth became a sizable issue with Louisville as players tired out against Notre Dame’s seemingly bottomless roster.

Coming back, Notre Dame scored another touchdown putting the score 35-17.

The Cards showed they are willing to compete with a revitalized energy from new coaching. Major weaknesses over the game were found in fumbling and turn overs which gave Notre Dame more opportunities to score.

Louisville will play Eastern Kentucky University at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday Sept. 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Photo by Adrianna Lynch / The Louisville Cardinal

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Who’s ready for some football and pumpkin spice lattes Tuesday, Aug 27 2019 

By Maggie Vancampen — 

Bump and run to the nearest television with your pumpkin spice lattes and football shaped cookies.

The Cardinals are facing the Fighting Irish on Sept. 2. The Cards have only faced the Irish once before back in 2014. Even though the Irish players are formidable, the Cards are still going to put up a fight. With a new coach and coaching staff, the players are energized and ready to run.

Tackle your friends and family because this is going to be one game you don’t want to miss.

By the way, Sept. 2 is Labor Day and a day off from school. Luckily the university has made it more accessible for students to get their fill of all things sports with the new Flight 23 plan. As long as students pay their monthly subscription of 10 dollars, students can get into all home games and matches free.

And if you’re going to the football games, stopping by a tailgate is a must.

The last time anyone could tailgate at Cardinal Stadium was Nov. 24, 2018 when the Cards lost to the University of Kentucky 56-10. This rite of passage is a must for all University of Louisville students to do at least once. From grilling to screaming it is an experience to say the least.

With six home games on the roster the Cards are wanting to turn the season into their comeback year starting with the Irish. With head coach Scott Satterfield’s positive experiences at Appalachian State and the Cards’ willingness to put in the work, hopefully the season is a positive one. Just like when basketball coach Chris Mack was hired, I think the football team will make a strong comeback and be better than before when former head coach Bobby Petrino was in charge.

“We want to be a multiple offense. We want to get in a lot of different formations and have a lot of different personnel groupings,” said head coach Scott Satterfield.

Grab your foam fingers and wave them in the air like you just don’t care. And yes, all punts are highly intended.

Graphic by Alexis Simon // The Louisville Cardinal

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