To say that last Saturday's loss to Syracuse wasn't the best way to kick off 2022 for the Louisville football team or its fans would be an understatement
That, however, was a week ago. This afternoon's game versus UCF offers fresh opportunity for success. Undoubtedly, there will be obstacles.
John Rhys Plumlee, a transfer from Ole Miss, led UCF's uptempo attack in Week 1 with 308 yards and four touchdowns on 20-of-31 passing. UCF's defence has five returning starters in the secondary.
Last season, the Cards took down Central Florida, 42-35. However, going into this year's game, Louisville is a 5.5-point underdog.
After the game, Head Coach Scott Satterfield observed, "Our defence played terrific." That night, "they came to play."
Malik Cunningham completed 14 of 29 passes for 201 yards and rushed for another 121 yards (17 carries). Three of Tyler Hudson's receptions went for 67 yards.
James Turner tried to cut UCF's lead in half with a field goal from 35 yards out, but he missed.
Louisville 20, UCF 14 ,After starting the season with a loss, Louisville comes back in Week 2 with a nice win over UCF.
Winning in their own building has been almost automatic of late for the UCF Knights, who have lost only two of their 33 home games since 2017.