FSU 2-4 After Late Fumble Leads Louisville To Win

Louisville (5-3, 2-3) hit a game winning field goal with five seconds left after Florida State (2-4, 2-3) fumbled late, and the Cardinal beat the Seminoles 31-28 on Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee.

Louisville scored first in this game when Cardinal quarterback Lamar Jackson ran a 22-yard touchdown in to make it 7-0.  The Seminoles answered later in the first when James Blackman hit Ryan Izzo to make it 7-0.  Florida State scored on a Lamar Jackson fumble with 4:08 to go in the second quarter that made it 14-7 Seminoles, but Louisville answered when Jackson hit Seth Dawkins with 1:04 to go in the half and it would be 14-14 at the break.

The third quarter belonged to Louisville, as the Cardinals got two rushing touchdowns to take a 28-14 lead into the fourth quarter.  Florida State began to claw back in the fourth, though, beginning when Nyqwan Murray fell on a Florida State fumble in the end zone to make it 28-21.  After forcing Louisville to a three-and-out, Florida State drove the ball 74 yards to tie the game at 28-28 when James Blackman hit Nyqwan Murray for a 20-yard touchdown.

Louisville then attempted to drive the ball down the field and got as far as the Seminoles 27 before going for it and failing on fourth and one.  The Seminoles responded by getting the ball into field goal range, but James Blackman fumbled the ball away at the Cardinal 24 yard line that gave Louisville new life.  The Cardinal drove the ball 59 yards down the field and hit a 34-yard field goal with five seconds to go to secure the win.  Blackman was able to touch the ball once but his last ditch effort was incomplete and the Seminoles are now out to one of their worst starts in recent memory.

Blackman went 16-for-28 with 248 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions playing quarterback for the Seminoles, and was shaken up on the game's very last play.  Cam Akers ran for 75 yards to lead Florida State, while Nyqwan Murray had 95 yards and a touchdown in the air to lead all receivers.  Lamar Jackson went 13-for-21 with 156 yards and a touchdown passing, and also led all rushers with 178 yards on 23 runs and another touchdown on the ground.

Florida State is back in action on Friday night when they head on the road to take on Boston College.  Kickoff is set for 8 PM on Friday night.


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