FINAL: Louisville 31, FSU 23

Oct 24, 2020; Louisville, Kentucky, USA;  Florida State Seminoles running back Lawrance Toafili...
Oct 24, 2020; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Florida State Seminoles running back Lawrance Toafili (9) finds a running lane during the first half of play at Cardinal Stadium. Jamie Rhodes-ACC Pool(Jamie Rhodes | Atlantic Coast Conference)
Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 2:06 PM EDT
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FINAL: Louisville 31, FSU 23

Milton’s pass deep downfield is intercepted by Kei’Trel Clark. Took a shot there but Clark played it really well and came up with his 3rd INT of the year.

FSU falls to 0-4 for the first time since 1974 when they started 0-8 under Darrell Mudra.

8:40 4th Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 23

Fitzgerald connects on a 45-yard field goal.

Corbin is now at 135 yards on just 8 carries. It’s his third 100-yard game of the season. That’s more than the two he had in his first three years in college combined.

9:00 4th Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 20

The FSU defense forces a turnover and downs. Louisville goes with a little RPO with Cunningham flipping it out wide to his receiver but another really nice tackle by Brownlee in space to stop him short. The Seminoles have played very well defensively in this second half after a poor first half.

11:31 4th Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 20

Andrew Parchment is ruled out of bounds after making the catch along the sideline on 3rd and 15. The play was reviewed and the call was overturned. 4th and 3 coming up from the FSU 3. Norvell left the offense on the field trailing by 11 with 11:42 left. Corbin is stuffed on the direct snap. FSU tried to catch Louisville off guard by looking toward the sideline and then snap it to Corbin but the Cardinals weren’t fooled one bit. They take over from the FSU 44.

14:51 4th Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 20

Milton had Corbin open in the flat on 3rd and 5 but the pass is dropped. A bit high for him but probably one he should have caught. Fitzgerald then misses wide right from 47 yards out. Louisville takes over from its own 29.

End 3rd Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 20

Seminoles hold the Cardinals scoreless in that quarter after getting gashed in the first half. Louisville ran just 11 plays and had only 34 total yards in that frame. FSU will have 3rd and 5 from the UL 29 after the break.

14:49 3rd Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 20

Jashaun Corbin takes it 75 yards to the house on the second play of the drive. He made a couple of defenders miss in the open field. That is his second 70-plus-yard run of the year.

HALFTIME: Louisville 31, FSU 13

Louisville is on pace to run 104 plays and put up 632 yards of total offense. Also on pace to hold the ball for 40:16 of time in, which would shatter their ACC-leading average of 33:17 time of possession coming into today. It’s the second straight week that #FSU has allowed 28-plus points and over 300 yards of offense in the first half.

The Cardinals converted 8-of-10 third downs and scored on five of its six first possessions, four of which were touchdowns.

The Seminoles had 180 yards of offense, 165 of which came through the air. The 165 passing yards from Milton are already a season-high for him.

1:08 2nd Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 13

Milton finds Andrew Parchment over the middle for a 23-yard touchdown strike. Milton went 4-of-5 for 80 yards on that drive. He had just 56 yards before that drive.

1:49 2nd Quarter: Louisville 31, FSU 7

Cunningham finds Jordan Watkins on the slant over the middle for a 21-yard TD. Working on the freshman CB Omarion Cooper that time, who missed the tackle after the catch.

That was a 10-play, 66-yard drive that took 3:26 off the clock.

6:47 2nd Quarter: Louisville 24, FSU 7

Louisville converts a third-and-4 after a timeout with a 5-yard run up the gut by Jalen Mitchell from the FSU 6. Cunningham finds the end zone from 1 yard out on the read-option on the next play.

That was a 15-play, 82-yard drive from the Cardinals that took 6:38 off the clock. The Cardinals have 232 yards of total offense and have converted 6-of-7 third downs.

13:30 2nd Quarter: Louisville 17, FSU 7

Treshaun Ward breaks off a 20-yard run on the right side on 3rd and 2 to get the Noles on the board. A nice little misdirection play there to get him loose. That is Ward’s third touchdown of the season (two rushing, one receiving).

That was a 7-play, 75-yard drive that took 2:44 seconds of time.

End 1st Quarter: Louisville 17, FSU 0

Seminoles are driving. They have 1st and 10 at the UL 28 after the break.

The Cardinals have 150 yards of total offense and have converted 4-of-5 third downs. Cunningham is 7-of-11 for 111 yards and a touchdown.

FSU had just 47 yards of offense in that quarter and 42 of them came through the air. Milton tied his longest completion of the season at the end of the quarter with a 22-yard completion up the seam to Cam McDonald.

1:14 1st Quarter: Louisville 17, FSU 0

Cunningham runs it in from four yards out and the Cardinals take a three-score lead. The Cardinals already have 150 yards of total offense and have converted 4-of-5 first downs.

7:27 1st Quarter: Louisville 10, FSU 0

Louisville takes a 10-0 lead after James Turner’s 45-yard field goal attempt from the left hash is good. Bounced off the right upright and went through. That’s a season-long make for him.

The FSU defense gets off the field after an incompletion from Malik Cunningham on third-and-14. They were aided by a chop block penalty on first down. Dennis Briggs was injured on that play.

The Cardinals moved the ball into FSU territory after Brendan Gant was called for a late hit out of bounds penalty on third-and-9.

13:37 1st Quarter: Louisville 7, FSU 0

Touchdown Louisville. The Cardinals convert on a 3rd-and-9 and Malik Cunningham finds Tyler Harrell deep down the middle for a 59-yard TD on the next play. Just blew by Meiko Dotson on that one.


Here are the starting lineups for today’s game.

Starting center Maurice Smith was not out on the field during warmups, and it looks like he will miss his third straight game. Running backs Lawrance Toafili and Cory Wren were also not present for pregame warmups.

Jordan Travis was dressed out and participated in warmups but was very limited and not moving around particularly well. Milton took snaps with the first-team offense, and Chubba Purdy took snaps with the second team.

For the defense, starting defense tackle Fabien Lovett was not present during pregame warmups and Robert Cooper was announced as a starter in his spot. If Lovett is not available, that is a big loss for the Seminoles, and it makes their run defense more vulnerable.

Safety Akeem Dent was also not on the field for warmups.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida State (0-3, 0-1 ACC) returns home this Saturday after a 35-14 loss at Wake Forest in its ACC season-opener last weekend. The Seminoles welcome the Louisville Cardinals (2-1, 0-0 ACC), who are coming off a thrilling 45-35 victory at home over UCF.

With another loss, the Seminoles would drop to 0-4 for the first time since 1974 when they started 0-8 under Darrell Mudra.

Florida State leads the all-time series 16-5, which includes a 10-3 record when the teams meet at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Seminoles won the last matchup at Doak back in 2019, 35-24, but the Cardinals had the upper hand when the two teams met last season, winning 48-16.

Saturday will be a matchup between two coaches who are still quite new to their respective programs. Mike Norvell is in his second season leading Florida State, which is just 3-9 since he took over the job. Meanwhile, Scott Satterfield is in his third year with Louisville after a highly successful five-year stint at Appalachian State, where he went 47-16. The Cardinals were 8-5 in his first season in 2019 before sliding to 4-7 last year.

Florida State is currently a 1.5-point underdog. The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 3:30 p.m.

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