A lot of fun storylines late
Louisville football dominated the first three quarters of the game so, late in the game, there were a ton of fun things to watch.
To start, former Louisville football quarterback of the future Jordan Travis started his second-ever game for the Seminoles. After leading FSU to a top five victory last week against North Carolina, Travis finished the game 14-for-32 for 141 yards through the air, and rushed for a net of 47 yards on the ground. Travis has a ton of potential in Talahassee, but his skillset in the passing game leaves much to be desired. He threw a ton of ill-advised passes that were either batted down or dropped by Louisville defenders. All-in-all, Louisville football broke up 12 passes– a fantastic improvement from previous games.
Secondly, a big story that we got a chance to see play out was the first career appearance of Florida State quarterback Chubba Purdy. The highly-rated recruit was a long-time Louisville commit who flipped his pledge on signing day, opting to take his talents to Talahassee. Purdy is probably destined for a solid career at Florida State, but he finished this game 0-for-9, much to the delight of Louisville fans who loudly boo’d the true freshman throughout the fourth quarter.
Lastly, Louisville football saw a ton of contributions from late from some of their young future stars.
Most notably, Louisville played true freshmen Lovie Jenkins, Josh Minkins, and Greedy Vance in the fourth quarter. Vance played his snaps at corner, recording one solo tackle. Minkins and Jenkins spent their time at safety, and were in for a goal line stop late in the game.
Senior quarterback Puma Pass- Not Evan Conley- came in as the back-up in the fourth quarter. Pass did not officially attempt a pass, but he did complete a backwards pass to Tutu Atwell that went the Cardinals’ final touchdown of the game.
You’ve gotta love seeing Louisville football getting some significant snaps for the young guys for an entire quarter against a team that just took down a top five opponent.