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Louisville took a beating against Notre Dame last night, cheerleaders included. 

Facing a heavy pass rush in the fourth quarter, Irish quarterback Ian Book made a back-footed throw to try to find a receiver near the sideline. The ball sailed on him, though, and bonked a member of the Ladybirds dance team right in the face. She tried to get her hands up to protect herself but she was just a moment too late. 

If it looks like that hurt, it’s because it did. The woman tweeted after the game that her nose was “crooked.”

She wasn’t in too much pain to get some jokes off, though. 

That’s not the start to the semester you want to have. Hopefully she’s able to get her face fixed up and get back on the sideline soon—although, not too close to the chalk next time.

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