Scores

Final

E Kentucky 13

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Louisville 23

(1-1, 1-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, September 11, 2010

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY

1 2 3 4 T
EKY 0 0 7 613
LOU 0 23 0 023

Top Performers

Passing: A. Froman (LOU) - 219 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Powell (LOU) - 16 CAR, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Beaumont (LOU) - 4 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Cardinals pick up first win under new coach Charlie Strong

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville senior quarterback Adam Froman passed for 219 yards and a touchdown as the Cardinals beat Eastern Kentucky 23-13 on Saturday.

Froman threw for 190 of his yards in the first half, including the touchdown to Doug Beaumont, who had 83 yards on four catches.

It was the first win for the Cardinals (1-1) under first-year coach Charlie Strong. They lost their opener 23-16 to Kentucky.

Louisville, donning special helmets adorned with stars and stripes to mark the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nine years ago, outlasted the Colonels (0-2) after scoring all of its points in the second quarter.

The teams combined for 25 penalties and 197 penalty yards.

Louisville went three-and-out on its first two possessions, but Froman supplied a spark late in the first quarter by scrambling for 30 yards and throwing two 20-yard passes before running back Bilal Powell ran 2 yards for the first score early in the second quarter.

Three series later, with the Colonels pinned in their own end zone, a holding penalty against Eastern Kentucky freshman tight end Nathan Watts gave Louisville a safety.

With Louisville's offense already clicking, Froman threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Beaumont. It was the senior receiver's first touchdown reception as a Cardinal. Powell added a rushing touchdown before halftime on the following series for a 23-0 lead.

A blowout seemed to be brewing, but Louisville's offense never regained rhythm after halftime.

Eastern Kentucky managed to get on the board late in the third quarter when junior linebacker Jeremy Caldwell intercepted Froman and ran 80 yards for a touchdown. The Colonels scored again with only 2:28 left in the game, missing a two-point conversion attempt.

The Colonels never threatened to pull off the same kind of mid-major upset potential that fellow Ohio Valley Conference member Jacksonville State did in beating Mississippi last Saturday.

Eastern Kentucky quarterback T.J. Pryor, a Louisville native, threw for 315 yards in the Colonels' opening game loss against Missouri State but managed only 91 yards in three quarters against the Cardinals.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
LOU
1st Downs1217
Total Yards230388
Passing138219
Rushing92169
Penalties14-9711-100
3rd Down Conversions2-142-10
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers23
Possession31:5728:03

Passing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pryor7/14916.500
LouisvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Froman15/232199.511

Rushing Leaders

Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Denham24824.0041
Lumpkin8232.9011
LouisvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Powell16925.8222
Anderson11676.1016

Receiving Leaders

Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris57014.0019
Banjoman2199.5018
LouisvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Beaumont48320.8142
Graham34414.7019

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTEREKYLOU
TD14:40Bilal Powell 2 Yd Run (Chris Philpott Kick) 07
SF08:46Penalty On Nathan Watts In End Zone 09
TD03:12Doug Beaumont 42 Yd Pass From Adam Froman (Chris Philpott Kick) 016
TD00:38Bilal Powell 3 Yd Run (Chris Philpott Kick) 023
THIRD QUARTEREKYLOU
TD05:00Jeremy Caldwell 80 Yd Interception Return (Logan O'Connor Kick) 723
FOURTH QUARTEREKYLOU
TD02:28Kyle Lumpkin 1 Yd Pass From Brendon Gregory (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1323