Things never got any better for UConn. The Huskies fell behind by 14 and closed the gap to 14-10 at halftime. But there was no second half magic for UConn this time around. Only suffering.
Louisville scored on the first and last plays of the game as UConn went razzle dazzle at the end. The final play may have looked like another Johnny McEntee interception, but by the rule book it was a 36-yard fumble recovery for a TD because a team can't throw two forward passes on the same play.
Here's the way Louisville won:
Louisville – Adrian Bushell 100-yard kickoff return (Chris Philpott kick), 14:45.
Louisville 7, UConn 0
Louisville – Dominique Brown 6-yard run (Philpott kick), 5:51. DRIVE: 9 plays-81 yards-4:48. KEY PLAYS: Victor Anderson 32-yard run for first down to UConn 18; Teddy Bridgewater 14-yard pass to Brown for first down to UConn 4.
Louisville 14, UConn 0
UConn – Dave Teggart 24-yard field goal, 8:41. DRIVE: 8 plays-72 yards-3:04. KEY PLAY: Johnny McEntee 41-yard pass to Isiah Moore for first down to Louisville 14.
Louisville 14, UConn 3
UConn – Kashif Moore 5-yard run (Teggart kick), 0:53. DRIVE: 3 plays-22 yards-0:28. KEY PLAY: Dwayne Gratz pass interception at Louisville 26, returned 4 yards to 22 with 1:21 left.
Louisville 14, UConn 10
Louisville – Bridgewater 5-yard run (Philpott kick), 3:17. DRIVE: 12 plays-95 yards-6:52. KEY PLAY: UConn DT Kendall Reyes penalized for running into kicker on Louisville punt from 13; Bridgewater 39-yard pass to Andrell Smith for first down to UConn 10.
Louisville 21, UConn 10
Louisville – Bridgewater 1-yard run (Philpott kick), 9:52. DRIVE: 9 plays-68 yards-4:28. KEY PLAY: Bridgewater 35-yard pass to Josh Bellamy for first down to UConn 14.
Louisville 28, UConn 10
UConn – McEntee 31-yard pass to Kashif Moore (Teggart kick), 8:34. DRIVE: 5 plays-59 yards-1:18. KEY PLAY: McEntee 19-yard pass to Lyle McCombs for first down at Louisville 31.
Louisville 28, UConn 17
Louisville – Malcolm Mitchell 36-yard fumble return, 0:00.
Louisville 34, UConn 20