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1991 Fiesta Bowl

Louisville 34, Alabama 7

January 1, 1991 | Tempe, Ariz. (69,098)


TEMPE, Ariz. - Playing in its first bowl game in 13

years, the Louisville football team felt it had something

to prove at the 1991 Fiesta Bowl. The squad proved its

point to the tune of a 34-7 thrashing of Alabama. The Cardinals

came out on all cylinders, scoring 25 points in the

first quarter. Browning Nagle tossed two long touchdown

passes and Ray Buchanan recovered a blocked punt for

a touchdown. Nagle threw for a Fiesta Bowl record 451

yards, including 223 during a 25-point first-quarter explosion.

He completed 20-of-33 passes and had three scoring

passes. Alabama’s offense did not experience much

more success. For the game the Tide rolled for just 189

yards of total offense. UofL defensive back Ray Buchanan

was tabbed as the game’s defensive most valuable player.

1 2 3 4 F

Alabama 0 7 0 0 7

Louisville 25 0 7 2 34

Scoring Summary

LOU — Ware 70-yd pass from Nagle (Wilmsmeyer kick)

LOU — Dawkins 5-yd run (Kicked blocked)

LOU — Cummings 37-yd pass from Nagle (Kick failed)

LOU — Buchanan recovered blocked punt (pass failed)

ALA — Gardner 49-yd interception return (Doyle kick)

LOU — Cummings 19-yd pass from Nagle (Bell kick)

LOU — Safety

Category ALA LOU

First Downs 10 25

Rushing Yards 95 113

Passes 12-35 21-39

Passes Int. 2 3

Passing Yards 94 458

Total Offense 189 571

Punts-Avg. 8-40.2 3-41.0

Penalties-Yards 7-40 10-87

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-1

Individual Statistics

Rushing: (LOU) Nagle 6-(-20)-0, Dawkins 5-38-1,

Bynm 8-48-0, Lipsey 9-23-0.

(ALA) Hollingsworth 4-(-15)-0, Anderson 7-26-0,

Turner 6-49-0, Sewell 5-25-0

Passing: (LOU) Nagle 20-33-1-453-3.

(ALA) Hollingsworth 10-23-1-59-0

Receiving: (LOU) McKay 5-110-0, Lipsey 4-65-0,

Dawkins 3-32-0, Ware 1-70-1, Jones 2-89-0,

Cummings 3-69-2. (ALA) Turner 4-35-0, Houston 2-4-0,

Russell 1-7-0, Finkley 1-15-0, Busky 1-3-0, Lassic 2-35-0

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