For his efforts in Louisville’s 38-28 win over Mississippi State, Cardinal quarterback Micale Cunningham was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019 Music City Bowl.
Cunningham, a sophomore, completed 16 of 23 passed in the game for 279 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also ran the ball 16 times for another 81 yards, good for an average of 5.1 yards per carry.
Micale Cunningham carrying the Louisville flag down the sideline in front of the Cardinal fans #GoCards pic.twitter.com/J8ycMCCfCr— Louisville Sports Network (@CardsRadio) December 31, 2019
The performance and award wraps up a stellar sophomore season for Cunningham, who began the season as the primary backup to Jawon Pass. After Pass went down for the season in week two, Cunningham emerged as a force as Louisville’s signal caller. He finished 2019 with 1,786 passing yards, 20 throwing touchdowns and just five interceptions. Despite being known more for his athleticism than his throwing ability entering the year, Cunningham will finish the season in the nation’s top 10 in QBR.
Congrats to Micale on a fitting end to a stellar season.