Highlights, Photos & Notes: Miami 47, Louisville 34

MatthewMcGavic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville fell short in their efforts against Miami, falling 47-34 to the hands of the No. 17 Hurricanes to begin conference play.

The Cardinals (1-1, 0-1 ACC) finished with 516 yards of total offense, but allowed the Canes (2-0, 1-0 ACC) to accumulate 485 yards of their own.

The Atlantic Coast Conference put together a highlight tape of the Top-20 matchup, which you can see here:

Team Notes

  • Louisville dropped to 3-11-1 all-time against Miami with a 47-34 loss on Saturday night.
  • Louisville is now 8-13 all-time in games in which UofL and its opponent are both ranked in the top 25.
  • UofL outgained Miami 516-485 despite the loss.
    • The Cardinals totaled 500 yards of offense for the sixth time in Scott Satterfield's 15 games as Louisville head coach.
    • Louisville's last loss when outgaining the opposition also came against Miami, when the Cardinals finished with a 496-449 advantage in 2019.
  • The Cardinals rushed for 209 yards on Saturday. Louisville rushed for at least 200 yards in eight of 13 contests in 2019.
  • Louisville registered 29 first downs against Miami, the most by the Cardinals since picking up 31 against Wake Forest in 2018.
  • Louisville had nine different players catch a pass in the loss, its highest total since nine players had a reception in last year's Miami game.
  • The Cardinals recovered an onside kick in the fourth quarter, their first onside recovery since the 2011 Belk Bowl against NC State.

Player Notes

  • RB Javian Hawkins rushed for 164 yards on 27 carries Saturday. It was the ninth 100-yard rushing game of his career, tying him for seventh on the Louisville career list.
    • The 164 rushing yards were the third-highest total in his 18 career games and his 27 carries were one shy of his career high of 28 set against Virginia last year.
    • Hawkins is the ninth player in UofL history to record three games of at least 150 rushing yards.
    • Hawkins has rushed for more than 100 yards in three of his four career games against ranked opponents, also doing so in 2019 against No. 9 Notre Dame (122 yards) and No. 3 Clemson (129 yards).
    • Hawkins moved into 20 on Louisville's career rushing list with 1,768 yards passing Bill Gatti, George Cain, Eric Shelton and Don Craft.
  • QB Malik Cunningham closed the night 26-of-36 for 307 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Cunningham is the first Louisville quarterback with consecutive 300-yard passing games since Lamar Jackson did it against NC State and Boston College in 2017.
    • Cunningham extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to eight on the six-yard connection with Tutu Atwell in the third quarter.
    • Cunningham recorded the ninth multi-passing touchdown game of his career and his fourth with at least three touchdown passes.
  • WR Tutu Atwell tallied eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
    • It was the ninth 100-yard receiving game of Atwell's career and his fourth multi-touchdown performance.
    • Atwell is the ninth player in Louisville history to have nine or more 100-yard receiving games.
    • Atwell has had at least seven catches in each of his last three games dating back to the Music City Bowl victory over Mississippi State to close out 2019.
    • Atwell moved into 15 on Louisville's all-time receiving list with 1,874 yards moving past Lavell Boyd and Zek Parker.
  • WR Dez Fitzpatrick caught seven passes for 74 yards, his highest reception total since pulling in seven against Florida State last September.
  • TE Marshon Ford caught a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game.
    • Ford has seven touchdown receptions in his last six games dating back to 2019.
  • K James Turner attempted and made the first field goal of his career, with a 40-yard make in the opening quarter.
  • LB C.J. Avery led the Cardinals with 10 tackles on Saturday. It was the third double-digit tackle game of his career.
  • DL Jared Goldwire recorded his first sack of the season in the second quarter. The senior now has three in his Louisville career.
  • DE Ja'Darien Boykin, S Lovie Jenkins, WR Roscoe Johnson, TE Josh Lifson, DB Greedy Vance and OLB Kameron Wilson all made their Louisville debuts on Saturday.

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NOTE: Video and photos courtesy of the Atlantic Coast Conference

(Photo of Malik Cunningham: Atlantic Coast Conference)

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