Through 2 Quarters

The Louisville Cardinals were the heavy favorites here for a reason. They are way out in front at halftime with a 35-9 lead over the Duke Blue Devils.

The Cardinals have been riding high on the performance of QB Malik Cunningham, who has passed for two TDs and 189 yards on 19 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 178 yards. Cunningham has put himself on the highlight reel with a 72-yard TD scramble in the second quarter.

Duke has been relying on WR Jake Bobo, who has caught seven passes for 86 yards, and RB Mataeo Durant, who has picked up 40 yards on the ground on four carries.

This is tied with the most points U of L has had yet this year going into the third quarter.

Who’s Playing

Louisville @ Duke

Current Records: Louisville 5-5; Duke 3-7

What to Know

The Louisville Cardinals have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. U of L and the Duke Blue Devils will face off in an ACC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Cardinals should still be feeling good after a win, while Duke will be looking to get back in the win column.

You’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out for U of L last week. They were fully in charge, breezing past the Syracuse Orange 41-3 at home. The team ran away with 35 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. QB Malik Cunningham continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, passing for four TDs and 209 yards on 18 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown.

U of L’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past ‘Cuse’s offensive line to sack QB Garrett Shrader four times for a total loss…



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