GAMEDAY College Football

Louisville 31, Florida State 23

By BOB FERRANTE
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Malik Cunningham had four touchdowns - two passing and two rushing - and Louisville held off Florida State's second-half rally, 31-23, in the Cardinals' Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Cunningham now has eight rushing touchdowns, two in each game for Louisville (3-1, 1-0). He completed 25 of 39 passes for 264 yards and ran 14 times for 56 yards.

The Seminoles trailed 31-7 with 1:49 to halftime but gradually chipped away at Louisville's lead in the second half, trimming the deficit to 31-23 on Ryan Fitzgerald's 45-yard field-goal with 8:40 left. But the Seminoles' rally fell short when McKenzie Milton's downfield pass was picked off by Louisville's Kei'Trel Clark with 48 seconds left.

Milton completed 24 of 39 passes for 248 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Parchment.

Jashaun Corbin had a 75-yard touchdown run and Treshaun Ward added a 20-yard TD run for Florida State (0-4, 0-2). The Seminoles have not opened 0-4 in a season since 1974, two years before coaching legend Bobby Bowden arrived.

Florida State ran for 209 yards, the third time in four games they surpassed that mark.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter LouFlaSt
Lou TD 13:37 Tyler Harrell 59 yd pass from Malik Cunningham (James Turner kick) 7 0
Lou FG 7:27 James Turner 44 yd FG 10 0
Lou TD 1:14 Malik Cunningham 4 yd run (James Turner kick) 17 0
Second Quarter LouFlaSt
FlaSt TD 13:30 Treshaun Ward 20 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 17 7
Lou TD 6:47 Malik Cunningham 1 yd run (James Turner kick) 24 7
Lou TD 1:49 Jordan Watkins 21 yd pass from Malik Cunningham (James Turner kick) 31 7
FlaSt TD 1:08 Andrew Parchment 23 yd pass from McKenzie Milton (missed kick) 31 13
Third Quarter LouFlaSt
FlaSt TD 14:49 Jashaun Corbin 75 yd run (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) 31 20
Fourth Quarter LouFlaSt
FlaSt FG 8:40 Ryan Fitzgerald 45 yd FG 31 23
Team Stats
  Louisville Florida State
First downs 21 23
  Rushing 6 10
  Passing 14 10
  Penalty 1 3
3rd Down Efficiency 9-18, 50% 5-16, 31%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-4, 0%
Rushes-Yards 41-131 36-205
Passing Yards 264 248
Return Yards 84 57
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-40-0 24-39-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--7 6--37
Punts 7 4
Punts-Average 46.6 45.5
Fumbles Lost 2-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-81 4-30
Time of Possession 32:44 26:59
Louisville Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Cunningham 25 39 264 2 0
B. Smith 0 1 0 0 0
Florida State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Milton 24 39 248 1 1
Louisville Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Cunningham 14 56 4.0 2
M. Burkley 11 45 4.1 0
J. Mitchell 14 29 2.1 0
B. Smith 1 3 3.0 0
Florida State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Corbin 11 159 14.5 1
T. Ward 10 50 5.0 1
D. Williams 4 16 4.0 0
M. Milton 11 -20 -1.8 0
Louisville Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Harrell 2 63 31.5 1
J. Watkins 5 61 12.2 1
M. Ford 6 52 8.7 0
J. Marshall 4 39 9.8 0
B. Smith 4 32 8.0 0
J. Johnson 4 17 4.3 0
Florida State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Parchment 5 86 17.2 1
O. Wilson 5 44 8.8 0
J. Corbin 4 32 8.0 0
C. McDonald 2 30 15.0 0
T. Ward 3 26 8.7 0
M. McClain 3 23 7.7 0
J. Wilson 1 6 6.0 0
J. Douglas 1 1 1.0 0
Louisville Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Clark 1 0
Florida State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Louisville Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Vassett 6 288 48.0
Florida State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Mastromanno 4 182 45.5
Louisville Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Smith 1 10 10.0
Florida State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Helton 1 0 0
Louisville Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Hall 2 46 23.0
J. Watkins 1 28 28.0
Florida State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Douglas 3 57 19.0
Louisville Missed FG
Player Length
Florida State Missed FG
Player Length
R. Fitzgerald 47




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