3. Virginia 27, Louisville 3
Under head coach Bobby Petrino, Louisville is supposed to be far, far, far better than three points vs. Virginia bad.
There was no running game – stuffed for just 66 yards with no big gashes – and there wasn’t anything happening from either Jawon Pass or Malik Cunningham and the passing game.
Credit Virginia’s defense for coming up with a strong game, and blame Louisville for not having Bryce Perkins.
The Cavalier quarterback was a sharp 17-of-24 for 197 yards and two scores with a pick, and he led the team with 78 rushing yards and a touchdown. And that’s what Louisville is missing. It doesn’t have a playmaker.
This is the offense now without Lamar Jackson.
The Three turnovers didn’t help, but it’s so much more than that. A week after struggling against Western Kentucky, a Bobby Petrino offense finished with just 214 yards and was almost doubled in total yards.