Gameday Open Thread/Live Blog: Hurricanes @ Cardinals | Game 2

MatthewMcGavic

Louisville opens Atlantic Coast Conference action when #17 Miami visits Cardinal Stadium on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff in a battle of ranked opponents. ESPN’s College GameDay will also make its third appearance to Louisville — the first since 2017.

The No. 18 Cardinals opened the season with an impressive all-around performance, defeating Western Kentucky 35-21 at Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals recorded 487 yards of total offense, including three touchdown passes by Micale Cunningham and a career-high 343 passing yards, while the defense limited WKU to just 248 yards of offense.

After a 31-14 win in their season opener against UAB, the Hurricanes continue their second season under head coach Manny Diaz for Miami’s first visit to Louisville since 2014. In his first game as a Cane, QB D'Eriq King finished 16-for-24 for 144 passing yards and one touchdown. He rushed for 83 yards and another score, extending his own FBS record to 16 games with at least one rushing TD and one passing TD.

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Date/Time/Place: Saturday, 7:20 p.m. EST, Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ky.

Surface: Field Turf

Capacity: 60,800

Records: Louisville 1-0, 0-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference, 8-5, 5-3 in 2019; Miami 1-0, 0-0 in Conference-USA, 6-7, 4-4 in 2019

Betting Line: Miami by 1.0

Series Notes: Miami holds a 10-3-1 lead in the overall series, with an 4-2 lead in Louisville. The Cardinals defeated the Hurricanes 31-7 in a battle of ranked opponents in 2006, and won 31-13 in 2014. The last time the two teams faced off as ranked opponents, the 12th-ranked Cardinals defeated the 17th-ranked Hurricanes 31-7 at Cardinal Stadium in 2006.

TV: ABC; Chris Fowler (PxP), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst) & Maria Taylor (sidelines).

Radio (Louisville):840 AM; Paul Rogers (PxP), Craig Swabek & Jody Demling (analysts)

Preview: Louisville Cardinals vs. Miami Hurricanes

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Injury Notes: Louisville reserve quarterback Jawon Pass will miss tonight’s game against Miami for personal reasons, per release. Everyone else on the dress list will be available.

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Game Day Uniform: Louisville will be wearing red helmets & pants accompanied by black pants.

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Weather Report: A mainly sunny sky. High 71F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rains 0%.

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Early results from future opponents:

  • No. 25 Pittsburgh 21, Syracuse 10 - Louisville travels to Pittsburgh (2-0, 1-0) on Sept. 26, Syracuse (0-2, 0-2) travels to Louisville on Nov. 20.
  • Boston College 26, Duke 6 - Louisville travels to Boston College (1-0, 1-0) on Nov. 27.

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Game isn't over yet. Cunningham finds Marshon Ford for his second TD of the year.

40-27 Miami, 4Q 7:04.

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Yikes. UM's Amari Carter levels UofL TE Ean Pfeifer and he's down. Carter is called for targeting but call is overturned.

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UM's Jose Borregales nails his fourth field goal of the game.

40-20 Miami, 10:58 4Q.

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Miami gifted a first down on Louisville's fifth penalty of the half and seventh of the game.

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Cards forced to punt after going three-and-out, and Lupo's punt only goes 31 yards.

Canes take over on own 39-yard line.

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Defense comes up with a goal line stop, forces Miami to settle for the field goal.

37-20 Miami, 0:40 3Q.

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Chandler Jones gets called for PI and gifts Miami a first down.

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This drive isn't exactly as crisp as Louisville's two others in the half. Delay of game after a kickoff and nearly an interception two plays later. Cards to punt.

MatthewMcGavic
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And that's another one play scoring drive for the Canes. RB Jaylan Knighton exploited a massive hole and took a 75-yard pass to the house.

34-20 Miami, 5:02 3Q.

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Atwell with another big play this drive, this time a 6-yard catch for a score. Malik Cunningham looks a lot more poised so far in this half.

27-20 Miami, 5:13 3Q.

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Tutu Atwell with his first big play of the game, hauls in a 31-yard completion. Now has five catches for 56 yards.

MatthewMcGavic
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Well... Miami didn't take long to respond. Cam'Ron Harris takes it 75 yards to the house on the Canes' first play of the half.

27- 13 Miami, 11:15 3Q.

MatthewMcGavic
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Well... Miami didn't take long to respond. Cam'Ron Harris takes it 75 yards to the house on the Canes' first play of the half. Play under review.

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Javian Hawkins now has his ninth 100-yard rushing game in his career after that run. Ties him for 7th in school history.

Has 106 yards on 17 carries and a score.

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Wow. Javian Hawkins flips the field and has an easy path to the endzone. Malik also threw a great block as well.

20-13 Miami, 11:28 3Q.

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Javian Hawkins with a pair of strong runs on this drive so far, and Miami commits another penalty. Cards now on the 39 yard line.

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Stats at the Half:

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Miami forced to go three-and-out, Cards call their final timeout of the half with 35 seconds.

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Malik Cunningham with an egregious interception. Tried forcing it and simply didn't see CB Al Blades.

Canes take over right at midfield.

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Canes forced to punt after not having many options on 3rd and forever. Louisville calls their second TO with 2:11 left in the half.

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Another Miami penalty, Canes now face a 3rd and 34.

They now have 8 for 64 yards.

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Miami called for yet another penalty, their seventh of the game for 49 total yards.

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Anthony Johnson nearly comes up with a pick, just out of reach.

MatthewMcGavic
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Malik Cunningham sacked on fourth down, forcing the turnover on downs. Miami takes over at the 45-yard line.

MatthewMcGavic
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Louisville still can't convert on third down, now 0-6. Miami calls TO after Cards appear to want to go for it on 4th and 3.

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Louisville only sends three on pressure again, but this time force King to throw an incompletion thanks to Thurman Geathers yet again.

Miami connects on a 57-yard goal to extend their lead.

20-6 Miami, 5:49 2Q.

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Brevin Jordan having what he wants against Louisville. He now has 4 receptions for 56 yards to lead all receivers in the game.

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Miami tallies a 13-yard sack on 2nd & 1, Cunningham can't find the necessary yardage on the next play and Louisville is forced to punt.

Cards are 0-5 on third down tonight.

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Thurman Geathers with the pressure forces Miami to go for the field goal.

17-6 Miami, 10:07 2Q.

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D'Eriq King throws a dime to Mike Harley, then a personal foul on Louisville gives them additional yardage.

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Louisville's drive falls just short of the endzone and the Cards elect for the easy field goal.

14-6 Miami, 2Q 11:06.

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Miami's fifth penalty of the night puts Louisville inside the five yard line, but Cards come up just short and elect for the field goal. Cunningham had Ean Pfeifer open on third down but couldn't connect.

14-6 Miami, 11:06 2Q.

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Justin Marshall with the catch to set Louisville up in the red zone. His first of the night.

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UofL comes up short on third down, elects to go for it and is successful thanks to Javian Hawkins.

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Louisville already in plus territory thanks to a pair of double digit gains on offense.

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UM converts yet another third down to get in the red zone, then find paydirt on a 3-yard rush from Jaylan Knighton. Defense providing very little pressure up front.

14-3 Miami, 1:41 1Q.

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Monty Montgomery comes up big with a TFL to set up third down.

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Miami with a pair of chunk plays to get on the edge of the red zone. First a 31-yard catch from Mark Pope than an 18-yard rush from Cam'Ron Harris.

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D'Eriq King finds Will Mallory for a massive 70+ yard gain, but it's brought back thanks to a false start penalty.

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Louisville barely avoids going three-and-out thanks to a 12-yard catch from Dez Fitzpatrick, but are forced to punt.

Miami takes over at the 14-yard line after a good punt from Logan Lupo.

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D'Eriq King finds Will Mallory across the middle and he takes it to the endzone.

7-3 UM, 7:11 1Q.

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Miami RB Cam'Ron Harris with a big 38-yard run to put the Canes on Louisville's side of the field.

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Javian Hawkins & Marshon Ford nearly move the chains for Louisville, but are stopped short. James Turner nails the ensuing 40-yard field goal.

3-0 UofL, 9:02 1Q.

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A broken play results in a positive gain after Miami is called for unnecessary roughness. Cards now knocking on the red zone.

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Malik Cunningham scrambles for a 24-yard gain

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Javian Hawkins with a ten-yard run to give Louisville their first first down of the night.

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Louisville takes over on the 20-yard line after the UM punt.

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After a big opening play from Brevin Jordan, a pair of penalties and a couple big TFLs force Miami to punt.

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Louisville doesn't have to wait long for their first sack of the game this time around - Jared Goldwire trips up D'Eriq King then Dorian Etheridge gets a big TFL to set up 3rd and 24.

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Opening kick sails through the back of the endzone for a touchback.


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