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Highlights, Photos and Notes: Virginia 34, Louisville 33

The highlights, photo gallery and team & player notes from Louisville's 34-33 loss vs. Virginia.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Entering the fourth quarter with a 17-point lead, Louisville surrendered a 21-3 fourth quarter run to Virginia, falling 34-33 to the Cavaliers.

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

Team Notes:

  • Louisville's all-time series against Virginia is now 5-5 as the Cardinals lost to the Cavaliers for the first time at home.
  • Louisville finished with 503 yards of offense, its second straight game with at least 500 yards and third overall.
  • The Cardinals rushed for a season-best 233 yards in the win.
  • UofL picked off two passes on Saturday to give them seven interceptions on the season, surpassing the team's total of five in 2020 and matching the 2019 total of seven.
  • The Cardinals tallied five sacks against Virginia, giving them 13 in the last three games.
  • Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong completed 40-of-61 pass attempts on Saturday, setting a new record for completions by a Louisville opponent.
  • Louisville limited Virginia to just 35 rushing yards on 25 attempts.
    • The 35 rushing yards are the fewest for a Louisville opponent since holding Murray State to just 19 on Sept. 30, 2017.
  • The Cardinals connected for a 92-yard touchdown pass on their first play from scrimmage.
    • It was the first time Louisville had scored on its opening play since a 72-yard pass from Lamar Jackson to James Quick at Syracuse on Sept. 9, 2016.

Player Notes:

  • QB Malik Cunningham was 17-for-25 for 270 yards and a touchdown, while rushing six times for 38 yards.
    • Cunningham has thrown a touchdown pass in nine consecutive games and 22 of his last 23 games.
    • The 92-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Harrell was tied for the fourth-longest completion in program history.
    • Cunningham now has eight completions of at least 75 yards in his career. No other Louisville quarterback has more than three.
    • The six rushing attempts are the fewest for Cunningham since Oct. 19, 2019 against Clemson when he had just three carries.
    • This is the first game this season without a rushing touchdown for Cunningham.
  • RB Hassan Hall rushed 14 times for a career-best 162 yards and a touchdown.
    • Hall entered Saturday with just 45 rushing yards on 14 carries.
    • This was his first career 100-yard rushing game.
    • Hall had rushes of 52 and 53 yards, the two longest runs of the season for the Cardinals.
    • The touchdowns was Hall's first since scoring twice against Wake Forest in the final game of 2020.
  • WR Tyler Harrell caught a pair of passes for a career-high 100 yards and a 92-yard touchdown.
    • This is his second straight game with a touchdown of at least 75 yards.
  • DL Tabarius Peterson finished with his fourth career sack and a career-high 2.5 TFLs.
  • DL Mason Reiger recorded a sack in the fourth quarter for his first career tackle.
  • LB Yasir Abdullah added to his team-leading sack total with his fifth sack of the year on the first play of the game.
  • LB Jack Fagot led the Cardinals with eight tackles on the day in addition to his second sack of the season.
    • Fagot has finished with at least seven tackles in each of the last three games and led the Cardinals in two of those.
  • DB Kenderick Duncan recorded his first interception in a Louisville uniform on Saturday after tallying six in three seasons at Georgia Southern.
  • DB Trey Franklin picked off his first career pass in the third quarter.
  • K James Turner was 4-for-6 on field goal attempts on Saturday.
    • The four field goals made tied the Louisville program record, while the six attempts are a new program record.

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NOTE: Photos courtesy of Louisville Report's Cindy Rice Shelton.

(Photo of Tyler Harrell: Cindy Rice Shelton - Louisville Report)

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