Louisville escaped Virginia last Thursday night with a victory, here are the final takeaways from the tight contest
Louisville faced off against Virginia last Thursday night, and after coming into the game as -20.0 point favorites they were expected to roll over the Cavaliers. However, it was Virginia so of course the Cardinals were in a dogfight. Unlike recent years, Louisville found a way to win after storming a 4th quarter comeback.
Virginia had 2 wins coming into the game, but they had been in 7 one possession games all season long. They play in close games and play hard, but they can never seem to find a way to win. The Cardinals always seem to struggle with the Cavaliers, and they always seem to play a close game no matter the teams records are.
The Cardinals were behind 14-21 going into the 4th quarter, and somehow Louisville outscored the Cavaliers 17-3 and won the game behind two 50+ yard plays.
Here are the biggest 3 final takeaways from Louisville’s win over Virginia last Thursday night:
No. 1: Isaac Guerendo can hold up the running game without Jawhar Jordan
Isaac Guerendo has played outstanding in the last two games for Louisville, and has posted 4 TDs in those 2 games. Jawhar Jordan has not been at full health in the last 2 games, and Guerendo has certainly picked up the slack. The run game has been priminet all season for the Cardinals, but the past few weeks have been particularly good.
Guerendo had a 146 yard game against Virginia where he also ran for 3 TDs. He even had a 50+ yard TD called back because of offensive holding. He only had 11 carries in that game, and the 13.3 yard per carry is very impressive.
Guerendo didn’t have as impressive of a game against Virginia this past Thursday. However, he made the biggest play in the entire game, where he broke off a 73 yard TD run that gave Louisville a 7 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Guerendo has proved he is a viable running back in this system, and without Jordan the Cardinals are still in good hands.