Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - A timeout call to ice Cardinals kicker John
Wallace backfired, and 16th-ranked Louisville beat Cincinnati, 34-31 in
overtime, Friday night.
The rainy conditions played a big factor in the outcome. Cincinnati got the
ball to start overtime, but on 3rd-and-9, Terell Floyd stepped in front of
tight end Travis Kelce to make an interception of a Munchie Legaux pass in the
left side of the end zone.
The Cardinals ran the ball five straight times until Wallace came onto the
field for his 30-yard field goal attempt. The snap from center went high over
the holder's head, but Cincinnati coach Butch Jones had signaled for a
Wallace then knocked in the winning kick to give Louisville (8-0, 3-0 Big
East) the win in the 52nd Battle For The Keg Of Nails.
Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater completed 24-of-41 passes for 416 yards and a
pair of fourth-quarter TDs, both to DeVante Parker.
Legaux ended 13-of-28 for 157 yards with a TD and three interceptions. George
Winn rushed 26 times for 125 yards for the Bearcats (5-2, 1-1), who had tied
the game with 63 seconds remaining in the last quarter thanks to Legaux's 26-
yard scoring strike to Damon Julian.
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