The Noles dropped a heartbreaker to the Louisville Cardinals 31-28 and here is how it went down. Lamar Jackson made his presence felt early with a 22-yard touchdown run to get the scoring started.
The Noles would answer back with Blackman hitting a wide-open Ryan Izzo on an out route for a 7-yard touchdown. The next score wouldn’t come until 4:08 left in the second quarter when Jackson was sacked then fumbled and the Noles returned it for six giving them a 14-7 lead.
With a little over a minute left in the quarter Jackson would throw a beautiful pass into the corner of the end zone knotting the game up going into halftime. The Cardinals did all the scoring in the third quarter a Jackson slick 50-yard run led to a Bonnafon run for a 2-yard touchdown.
After a pick by Blackman, the Cards would capitalize with a 25-yard rushing touchdown. The Noles then owned the 4th quarter. After being gifted a questionable roughing the passer, the Noles would score on an uncharacteristic recovered fumble in the end zone.
Nyqwan Murray recovers Jacques Patrick's fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Florida State cuts Louisville's lead to 28-21. pic.twitter.com/ZeVn8TPPtC
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The Noles would get the ball back, and Blackman would hit Nyqwan Murray who was one on one with a corner who he would beat. The Cards would get the ball back and turn it over on downs on a questionable play call taking the ball out of Jackson’s hands.
FSU would drive down the field, but Blackmon would fumble on a zone read, leading to Jackson taking his team down the field setting up the game-winning field goal.
FSU falls to 2-4, and all of the sudden the six wins to become bowl eligible are not a given. A Friday night trip to Boston College awaits the Noles.