Boxscore
Louisville 21, Murray State 9
Thursday, September 1, 2011 6:00 PM
Location - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Attendance - 46157

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Murray State 0 3 0 6 9
Louisville 14 7 0 0 21

Recap


Louisville’s aggressive defense made up for an inexperienced offense in a 21-9 victory over Murray State on Thursday night.

The Cardinals forced three turnovers and held Ohio Valley Conference Preseason Player of the Year Casey Brockman to just 148 yards on 17-of-34 passing. Louisville’s two new fresh-faced cornerbacks looked as comfortable as the seven returning starters on defense, as Anthony Conner had a pivotal pick on Murray State’s only real threatening drive of the first half.

That turnover helped preserve a 21-0 lead, as new quarterback Will Stein led Louisville to three touchdowns on its first four drives. Stein went 17-of-32 for 226 yards and two scores in just his third career start. Coach Charlie Strong, though, messed with a good thing in the second quarter, inserting freshman speedster Teddy Bridgewater into the game. Bridgewater promptly threw a pick and the Cardinals’ offense remained out of sync for the rest of the game.

That inconsistency, though, was just as easily traced to four new offensive linemen, who accounted for a good chunk of Louisville’s 10 penalties and had numerous gaffes resulting in four Cardinals turnovers.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:10
Louisville   TD  Louisville 7 - Murray State 0
1st Quarter - 3:12
Louisville   TD  Louisville 14 - Murray State 0
2nd Quarter - 13:20
Louisville   TD  Louisville 21 - Murray State 0
2nd Quarter - 0:03
Murray State   FG  Louisville 21 - Murray State 3
4th Quarter - 14:12
Murray State   TD  Louisville 21 - Murray State 9
TEAMS

Team Records

  Murray State Louisville
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Murray State Louisville
Score 9 21
First Downs 19 16
3rd Down Efficiency 10-for-21
48%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 291 385
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 49-143 37-159
Average/Rush 2.9 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 17-34 17-33
Passing Yards 148 226
Average/Pass Play 4.1 6.6
Penalties-Yards 4-33 10-65
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-3
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 30:11 29:49

PLAYER STATS

Murray State (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
No Passing
Louisville (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
W. Stein 17/32 226 2 0
T. Bridgewater 0/1 0 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
No Rushing
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Anderson 9 61 6.8 1
C. Philpott 2 48 24.0 0
J. Wright 14 31 2.2 0
D. Brown 5 21 4.2 0
W. Stein 6 -2 -0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
No receiving
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Parker 3 55 18.3 1
J. Chichester 2 39 19.5 0
J. Bellamy 4 37 9.2 0
M. Harris 1 37 37.0 0
V. Anderson 3 23 7.7 0
S. Radcliff 3 21 7.0 1
J. Davis 1 14 14.0 0
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