For the first time this season, the University of Louisville offense had a running back and receiver each eclipse the 100 yards barrier and a quarterback that tossed over 300 yards. It was without question, the best offensive performance of the season for the Cardinals, but it wasn't enough to upset the defending national champions.
For a second consecutive game, senior Michael Dyer rushed for over 100 yards, gaining 134 on 28 carries with a career-best three touchdowns. It was the first time a Louisville running had three touchdowns in a game since Jeremy Wright did so against Kentucky in September 2012.
In just his second game of the season since, DeVante Parker continues to validate his place among the nation's elite performers. He had over 100 yards by halftime and finished with a career-high 214 yards, which is tied for the second most in a single game in school history. (Ibn Green totaled 214 against East Carolina in 1998. Harry Douglas continues to hold the record with 223 yards against Kentucky in 2007.)
Sophomore quarterback Will Gardner has the best performance of his young career, throwing for over 300 yards for the first time. He finished 20-for-38 for 330 yards and one touchdown.
Will Gardner and DeVante Parker discussed the play of the offense and the loss to FSU following the game on Thursday night.