Louisville’s match-up against Kent State Saturday afternoon gave us about what we expected for a game against a far out-matched opponent. The Cardinals jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead in the first quarter, but slowed down in the second as the first half closed with a 28-3 Louisville lead. The Cardinals were able to keep Kent State to a total of 150 yards as they went on to win 42-3.
Lamar had an efficient 18 for 22 for 299 yards through the air on the day, but did throw a couple of interceptions. He did not record 100 yards rushing this time around with only eight rushing attempts for 34 yards and a touchdown. Cardinal fans got their first look at highly-touted redshirt freshman Jawon Pass after Lamar was taken out when a victory was assured. Pass went 5 for 8 and 75 yards through the air as the offense was just trying to run out the clock.
Also, I wouldn’t be doing this recap justice if I didn’t add this key moment of the game in:
— FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) September 23, 2017
REPEAT: SQUIRREL TOUCHDOWN
NEW HEISMAN FAVORITE: LOUISVILLE SQUIRREL— SB Nation CFB (@SBNationCFB) September 23, 2017
Amazing call and crowd reaction, too!https://t.co/4uwideU2Ko
The goal line reach... Who did it better?— Louisville Athletics (@GoCards) September 23, 2017
RT for @lj_era8
❤️ for the squirrel pic.twitter.com/V9SyZhCUMC
The combination of Wes Durham calling the squirrel’s run along with the crowd’s reaction is absolutely perfect.
This could be a pivotal turning point for the season.