Scores

Final

Tenn Tech 10

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Louisville 51

(1-1, 1-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY

1 2 3 4 T
TNTC 0 3 0 710
LOU 13 21 17 051

Top Performers

Passing: H. Cantwell (LOU) - 203 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: V. Anderson (LOU) - 12 CAR, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Beaumont (LOU) - 5 REC, 83 YDS

Louisville's offense rolls up on Tennessee Tech

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Hunter Cantwell threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and Victor Anderson ran for 114 yards and a score as Louisville routed Tennessee Tech 51-10 on Saturday.

Brock Bolen added two touchdowns on the ground and Louisville's defense continued its dominant play as the Cardinals bounced back following a loss to rival Kentucky in the season opener.

Louisville (1-1) rolled up 451 yards of total offense and added touchdowns on defense and special teams. The Cardinals had 202 yards in the first quarter alone -- just three less than they managed in the loss to Kentucky -- and manhandled the overmatched Golden Eagles (1-1), who remained winless against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Cantwell, who looked harried and unsettled against the Wildcats, appeared considerably calmer against the Golden Eagles, a member of the Football Championship Subdivision. Showing a deft touch he lacked against Kentucky, Cantwell completed 15-of-23 passes and threw touchdowns to Troy Pascley and Pete Nochta.

Louisville wasn't perfect. The Cardinals turned the ball over twice and Cantwell got hit hard more than once. Louisville also played the second half without its two most experienced offensive linemen when center Eric Wood and left tackle George Bussey went down with minor injuries.

Still, the Cardinals were hardly bothered by Tennessee Tech's spread attack, ruining Golden Eagles quarterback Lee Sweeney's return to Louisville. Sweeney spent a year with the Cardinals in 2005 before transferring, but his chances at leading the Golden Eagles to an upset ended early. Sweeney completed 14-of-25 for 93 yards and an interception before giving way to Josh Lowery in the third quarter.

Louisville held the Golden Eagles to 176 yards, including just 33 on the ground.

Though the Cardinals hardly needed the help, the Golden Eagles gift-wrapped two touchdowns thanks to a pair of mental miscues by running back Henry Sailes.

Trailing 27-0 in the second quarter, Sailes took a short pass from Sweeney and tried to cut up field. Finding his path filled with Cardinals, he pitched the ball behind him to no one in particular. Louisville defensive tackle Adrian Grady picked it up and rumbled 19 yards for a score to make it 34-0.

Things didn't get any better for Sailes in the second half. He was blocking during a Louisville punt when the ball bounced at the Tennessee Tech 1-yardline and scooted back up field, glancing off Sailes before rolling into the end zone. Louisville's Brandon Heath fell on the ball for a score that made it 51-3.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNTC
LOU
1st Downs1024
Total Yards176451
Passing143217
Rushing33234
Penalties10-828-80
3rd Down Conversions2-145-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers42
Possession28:5931:01

Passing Leaders

Tennessee TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sweeney14/25933.701
LouisvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cantwell15/232038.820

Rushing Leaders

Tennessee TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hudson6213.5016
Gay273.505
LouisvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson121149.5120
Powell12594.9011

Receiving Leaders

Tennessee TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Benford6457.5020
Allen14444.0044
LouisvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Beaumont58316.6034
Guy33511.7028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTNTCLOU
TD10:20Brock Bolen 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 06
TD05:31Troy Pascley 35 Yd Pass From Hunter Cantwell (C Phillpott Kick) 013
SECOND QUARTERTNTCLOU
TD13:30Brock Bolen 2 Yd Run (C Phillpott Kick) 020
TD08:37Victor Anderson 3 Yd Run (C Phillpott Kick) 027
TD07:01Adrian Grady 19 Yd Fumble Return (C Phillpott Kick) 034
FG01:55Justin Kraemer 26 Yd 334
THIRD QUARTERTNTCLOU
FG06:29C Phillpott 19 Yd 337
TD04:54Pete Nochta 3 Yd Pass From Hunter Cantwell (Ryan Payne Kick) 344
TD01:31Brandon Heath Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Ryan Payne Kick) 351
FOURTH QUARTERTNTCLOU
TD05:52Tremaine Hudson 20 Yd Pass From Josh Lowery (Justin Kraemer Kick) 1051