Boxscore
Louisville 38, West Virginia 35
Saturday, November 5, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Milan Puskar Stadium
Attendance - 57287

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisville 14 7 3 14 38
West Virginia 7 14 0 14 35

Recap


Freshman Andrew Johnson returned a blocked field goal 82-yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, sparking Louisville to a 38-35 road win over No. 21 West Virginia. The win was Louisville's third straight.

The Mountaineers (6-3, 2-2 Big East) were attempting to tie the game at 24 when Adrian Bushell blocked a 23-yard field goal attempt, and Johnson raced the other way for a touchdown and a 31-21 Cardinals lead.

Dominique Brown helped the Cardinals (5-4, 3-1 Big East) secure the win by converting a fourth-and-1 with just over five minutes remaining and finished the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to make it 38-28.

Jeremy Wright and Senorise Perry also had rushing touchdowns for Louisville to snap a four-game skid against the Mountaineers.

Louisville had not allowed more than 25 points in a game and entered with the nation's 12th-best scoring defense of 16.3 points against. West Virginia topped that on Shawne Alston's 2-yard score that gave the Mountaineers a 21-14 lead with 5:44 to go before halftime.

But the Cardinals knotted it at 21 just before the break, after freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater capped a nearly perfect first half with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Eli Rogers with eight seconds left. Bridgewater finished the half 12 of 13 for 149 yards.

The Mountaineers had a horrific start to the second half, as the blocked field goal was part of a stretch of drives that included a missed field goal, turnover on downs and two fumbles. Alston's second score pulled WVU within 31-28 with 9:01 remaining.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:11
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 7 - Louisville 0
1st Quarter - 11:26
Louisville   TD  West Virginia 7 - Louisville 7
1st Quarter - 5:47
Louisville   TD  West Virginia 7 - Louisville 14
2nd Quarter - 12:18
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 14 - Louisville 14
2nd Quarter - 5:44
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 21 - Louisville 14
2nd Quarter - 0:09
Louisville   TD  West Virginia 21 - Louisville 21
3rd Quarter - 6:24
Louisville   FG  West Virginia 21 - Louisville 24
4th Quarter - 14:48
Louisville   TD  West Virginia 21 - Louisville 31
4th Quarter - 9:01
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 28 - Louisville 31
4th Quarter - 1:50
Louisville   TD  West Virginia 28 - Louisville 38
4th Quarter - 0:43
West Virginia   TD  West Virginia 35 - Louisville 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisville West Virginia
W/L 5 - 4 - 0 6 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 1 - 0 2 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisville West Virginia
Score 38 35
First Downs 15 28
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-13
38%
8-for-14
57%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 351 533
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-105 34-123
Average/Rush 3.2 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 21-27 31-44
Passing Yards 246 410
Average/Pass Play 7.9 8.7
Penalties-Yards 3-25 5-30
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:46 29:14

PLAYER STATS

Louisville (5 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 21/27 246 1 1
West Virginia (6 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Smith 31/44 410 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Brown 14 69 4.9 1
V. Anderson 8 39 4.9 0
S. Perry 1 13 13.0 1
J. Wright 3 10 3.3 1
T. Bridgewater 5 -22 -4.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Garrison 13 64 4.9 0
S. Alston 11 45 4.1 2
T. Austin 2 20 10.0 0
A. Buie 3 2 0.7 0
G. Smith 5 -8 -1.6 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Rogers 5 63 12.6 1
D. Parker 2 37 18.5 0
J. Chichester 2 36 18.0 0
D. Brown 3 32 10.7 0
C. White 2 25 12.5 0
V. Anderson 3 22 7.3 0
M. Harris 2 16 8.0 0
A. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
J. Bellamy 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Bailey 8 118 14.8 2
T. Austin 7 90 12.9 1
I. McCartney 4 61 15.2 0
D. Brown 5 49 9.8 0
W. Milhouse 2 19 9.5 0
D. Garrison 1 19 19.0 0
A. Buie 1 18 18.0 0
T. Urban 1 18 18.0 0
B. Starks 1 11 11.0 0
R. Nehlen 1 7 7.0 0
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