Nate Nord had a touchdown pass in the first quarter from Teddy Bridgewater on Saturday in the University of Louisville's 35-7 win over Missouri State.
"I think it was almost like it was too easy," said Nord, a senior tight end, who dropped the pass on second-and-goal from the six.
"I can't believe I dropped that."
But Nord made up for it in the second quarter. With U of L a bit sluggish and leading just 11-0, Nord caught a Bridgewater pass in the right flat.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Nord turned up field and dove as he was being tackled, reached out and stuck the ball over the goal-line for a 14-yard TD pass.
Nord's TD gave the Cardinals an 18-0 lead as they cruised past the Bears.
"It felt good," Nord said of the TD catch. "I can't believe I dropped (the first one) but that felt good. I knew I had it in there. I was surprised they reviewed it."
Nord finished with four catches for 59 yards.