Boxscore
Louisville 16, Rutgers 14
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Attendance - 48435

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 0 7 0 7 14
Louisville 7 0 9 0 16

Recap


Louisville's defense intercepted three Gary Nova passes, including one in the closing moments that clinched a 16-14 victory over visiting Rutgers on Friday night.
 
The Scarlet Knights (5-2, 2-1 Big East) came into the game leading the nation in turnover margin but did themselves in with critical mistakes. Nova was picked off on each of his team's first two possessions and then threw another to allow the Cardinals (3-4, 1-1) to secure the win with 1:41 to go.
 
Rutgers kicker San San Te compounded things by missing ield goal attempts from 31 and 25 yards in the second quarter, and a wide-open Mark Harrison dropped a sure touchdown pass that would have put the Scarlet Knights ahead with less than eight minutes remaining in the final period.
 
Louisville took control of the game in the third quarter on a 52-yard field goal by Chris Philpott and an 18-yard touchdown pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Michaelee Harris.
 
Jeremy Wright gained 108 yards on 11 carries for the Cardinals, who finished with 187 yards on the ground. Mohamed Sanu led Rutgers with 10 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown early in the fourth quarter that cut the deficit to two.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:41
Louisville   TD  Louisville 7 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Rutgers   TD  Louisville 7 - Rutgers 7
3rd Quarter - 12:00
Louisville   FG  Louisville 10 - Rutgers 7
3rd Quarter - 6:10
Louisville   TD  Louisville 16 - Rutgers 7
4th Quarter - 14:10
Rutgers   TD  Louisville 16 - Rutgers 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Louisville
W/L 5 - 2 - 0 3 - 4 - 0
Conference 2 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Louisville
Score 14 16
First Downs 19 14
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-13
46%
3-for-10
30%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 298 309
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-91 34-187
Average/Rush 3.0 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 18-33 10-18
Passing Yards 207 122
Average/Pass Play 6.1 6.8
Penalties-Yards 8-40 10-72
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 29:56 30:04

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (5 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 18/33 207 1 3
Louisville (3 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 10/18 122 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Huggins 10 36 3.6 1
J. Jamison 11 32 2.9 0
J. Martinek 2 21 10.5 0
J. Deering 4 8 2.0 0
G. Nova 3 -6 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Wright 11 108 9.8 0
D. Brown 12 44 3.7 1
V. Anderson 7 34 4.9 0
T. Bridgewater 3 4 1.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Sanu 10 128 12.8 1
D. Jefferson 3 37 12.3 0
M. Harrison 1 18 18.0 0
J. Martinek 2 12 6.0 0
Q. Pratt 2 12 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Smith 2 49 24.5 0
M. Harris 2 38 19.0 1
J. Chichester 2 19 9.5 0
J. Davis 1 8 8.0 0
E. Rogers 1 8 8.0 0
N. Nord 1 0 0.0 0
V. Anderson 1 0 0.0 0
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