Boston College tops struggling Louisville
David Bailey ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, Travis Levy recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a score for the second straight week and Boston College beat struggling Louisville 38-20 on Saturday.
Anthony Brown completed 16 of 22 passes for 179 yards and a TD for the Eagles (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Ben Glines rushed for 107 yards.
Jawon Pass was 17 of 31 with 170 yards and ran for a TD for the Cardinals (2-5, 0-4). It was Louisville’s fourth consecutive loss.
Bailey’s 1-yard TD run made it 31-20 early in the fourth quarter after BC passed on a field goal attempt and converted a 4th-and-4 at the Cardinals’ 23.
Colton Lichtenberg’s 38-yard field goal with 4 seconds left gave BC a 24-20 halftime edge in a first-half filled with big momentum-shifting plays and turnovers.
The Eagles grabbed a 14-0 lead in the opening three minutes before they fumbled it away on consecutive possessions, setting up Louisville’s two short scoring drives.
Malik Cunningham’s 1-yard TD run came after Glines’ fumble at the Eagles’ 6, but the extra point was blocked. On the ensuing kickoff, Michael Walker fumbled and Hassan Hall’s 3-yard scoring run capped a 40-yard drive.
BC regained the lead when Nolan Borgersen blocked Mason King’s punt. The ball bounced into the end zone where Levy recovered it. He scored off a blocked punt last week in the Eagles’ loss at then-No. 23 North Carolina State.
The Cardinals moved ahead 20-14 on Pass’ 3-yard run.