(Friday, October 10th)
Final Score: Louisville 35, Memphis 28
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Hunter Cantwell collected 133 yards on 13-of-25 passing with two touchdowns and an interception to lead the Louisville Cardinals past the Memphis Tigers, 35-28.
Victor Anderson gained 81 yards on 15 carries for the Cardinals (3-2), who have won three of their last four. Trent Guy had a 43-yard touchdown catch and Pete Nochta had a 23-yard scoring reception.
Arkelon Hall garnered 350 yards on 33-of-55 passing to go with his two TDs and one pick for the Tigers (3-4), who saw their three-game win streak snapped. Hall also rushed 11 times for 22 yards and a score. Carlos Singleton grabbed five balls for 83 yards and a score, while Earnest Williams had five catches for 52 yards and a TD in defeat.
With 12 minutes left in the game, Johnny Patrick scooped up a fumble and ran it back 21 yards to paydirt to give Louisville a 35-28 lead.
Memphis was stopped on 4th-and-4 from the Louisville four-yard-line on its next drive and, after forcing the Cardinals to punt, punted themselves.
Louisville then got the ball back with 3:52 left in regulation and embarked on a sustained drive that enabled the Cardinals to run out the clock.
Hall ran in a one-yard touchdown to cap a six-play, 23-yard drive that was set up by a Deante' Lamar interception. The score gave Memphis a 7-0 lead with 5:42 left in the first frame.
Cantwell tied the game with 11:22 left in the second frame as he hit a wide open Guy for a 43-yard score down the middle of the field. The drive lasted three plays and went 61 yards in 1:05.
A 48-yard reception by Singleton highlighted a 55-yard drive that ended with wideout Maurice Jones throwing a one-yard TD pass to Hall that gave the Tigers a 14-7 lead with 7:50 left in the half.
Guy, though, brought the ensuing kickoff back 95 yards for a score to tie the game just 14 seconds later.
Cantwell's 23-yard TD pass to Nochta gave the Cardinals a seven-point lead and Brandon Heath returned a blocked field goal 60 yards as the half expired to make it 28-14 Cardinals
Memphis took the opening possession of the second half 69 yards in five plays over the span of 1:55, and capped the trek with a seven-yard TD catch from Williams to make it a one-possession game.
The next three possessions resulted in either punts or a turnover, and the Tigers got the ball back on their own five-yard-line with 8:15 to play in the third.
Hall then engineered a 13-play, 95-yard drive that resulted in a 10-yard TD reception by Singleton. The score tied the game at 28-28 with only 1:47 left in the third quarter.
10/11 00:36:26 ET