Going into their third conference game of the year, the Cardinals were heavy favorites to win over the Eagles, but Boston College comes away with their first quality win of the season as well as their first conference win. Louisville now sits at 2-3 with zero wins in the ACC and their schedule does not get any easier.
The Cards also sit at the bottom of their division and the overwhelming response on Twitter from Cardinal Nation is that this season is now over. There is little to find hope in when your team suffers a loss in a game where they were clearly the better team on paper. But that is why football is so special in that any team can beat any team on any given night no matter what the Sportsbooks say.
The Sportsbooks listed the Cards as two touchdown favorites on paper, but they did not play like they were the favorites. Their opening drive looked impressive with Tiyon Evans running the ball well, which ultimately led to a touchdown.
But their lead did not last long as they traded points back and forth. The defenses were having a hard time getting stops and the defense that held South Florida to just three points gives up 34 points and a game-winning field goal.
Towards the end of the game, the backup quarterback, Brock Domann, came in the game for Malik Cunningham and could not find any rhythm in the offense leading to questions as to why he may have been listed as the backup. Cunningham left the game after a targeting hit by Boston College linebacker Jalyn Blackwell and head coach Scott Satterfield said “Malik just couldn’t go back in.”
The result of this game has stirred a lot of questions about Scott Satterfield’s tenure at the University of Louisville and whether or not he will make it to the end of the season. If he does end up leaving the program, this loss to Boston College could be the straw that broke the camel’s back.