LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Virginia Cavaliers (5-3, 3-2 ACC) fell late to the Louisville Cardinals (5-3, 3-2 ACC) on Saturday, 28-21, at Cardinal Stadium.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Virginia Cavaliers (5-3, 3-2 ACC) fell late to the Louisville Cardinals (5-3, 3-2 ACC) on Saturday, 28-21, at Cardinal Stadium.
Virginia had a chance in the closing seconds to force overtime. Bryce Perkins founds Tavares Kelly on a four-yard scoring strike with 21 seconds left to make it 28-21. Hasise Dubois recovered the ensuing on-side kick from A.J. Mejia to give UVA a chance at the Louisville 41. With four seconds remaining Perkins’ pass to the end zone fell incomplete, clinching the win for the Cardinals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia used two Wayne Taulapapa rushing touchdowns in the first half to take a 14-7 lead into the intermission. UVA marched 60 yards on seven plays during its first possession of the game to take an early 7-0 lead. Taulapapa capped the drive with a six-yard rush. He later added a 19-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter to break a 7-7 tie.
Louisville scored 21-unanswered points to start the second half thanks to two rushing touchdowns by Javian Hawkins.
QB Bryce Perkins
Passing: 233 yards, 1 TD
Rushing: 22 yards
WR Joe Reed
8 catches, 48 yards
WR Hasise Dubois
7 catches, 93 yards
ILB Zane Zandier
7 tackles, 3.0 TFL
DE Eli Hanback
6 tackles, 2.0 sacks
• • WR Joe Reed surpassed 100 career receptions in the game. He is 24th Cavalier in program history to reach 100 career catches. He is the 22nd Cavalier in program history to have 100 career receptions and 1,000 career receiving yards. He is the second Cavalier to reach both plateaus this season, joining Hasise Dubois.
• TB Wayne Taulapapa rushed for his eighth and ninth touchdowns of the season.
• P Nash Griffin’s 78-yard punt in the second quarter is tied for the third-longest punt in program history, tying him with Will Brice’s punt in 1994 against Georgia Tech.
• DE Eli Hanback had a career-high 2.0 sacks.
• WR Tavares Kelly recorded the first touchdown of his career in the fourth quarter.
Virginia concludes its 2019 road schedule at North Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The South’s Oldest Rivalry will be televised on ACC Network.