BOSTON (AP) — David Bailey ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, Travis Levy recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a score for the second straight week and Boston College beat struggling Louisville 38-20 on Saturday.
Anthony Brown completed 16 of 22 passes for 179 yards and a TD for the Eagles (5-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Ben Glines rushed for 107 yards.
Jawon Pass was 17 of 31 with 170 yards and ran for a TD for the Cardinals (2-5, 0-4). It was Louisville’s fourth consecutive loss.
Bailey’s 1-yard TD run made it 31-20 early in the fourth quarter after BC passed on a field goal attempt and converted a 4th-and-4 at the Cardinals’ 23.
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Colton Lichtenberg’s 38-yard field goal with 4 seconds left gave BC a 24-20 halftime edge in a first-half filled with big momentum-shifting plays and turnovers.
The Eagles grabbed a 14-0 lead in the opening three minutes before they fumbled it away on consecutive possessions, setting up Louisville’s two short scoring drives.
Malik Cunningham’s 1-yard TD run came after Glines’ fumble at the Eagles’ 6, but the extra point was blocked. On the ensuing kickoff, Michael Walker fumbled and Hassan Hall’s 3-yard scoring run capped a 40-yard drive.
BC regained the lead when Nolan Borgersen blocked Mason King’s punt. The ball bounced into the end zone where Levy recovered it. He scored off a blocked punt last week in the Eagles’ loss at then-No. 23 North Carolina State.
The Cardinals moved ahead 20-14 on Pass’ 3-yard run.
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Louisville: The struggles continued defensively. The Cardinals gave up 430 total yards a week after they allowed 542 on the ground against Georgia Tech.
Boston College: The Eagles were sloppy, at times, but found a way to beat a weaker opponent for the third time at home. It gets a lot tougher the rest of the way with No. 16 Miami, fourth-ranked Clemson and Syracuse coming to Alumni Stadium.
BC star running back AJ Dillon was sidelined for the second straight week with an injured left ankle. He was on the sideline in sweatpants and wearing his jersey.
The ACC’s preseason player of the year has averaged 159 yards per game in his last 12.
Louisville: Hosts Wake Forest on Oct. 27.
Boston College: Hosts Miami in a nationally-televised game on Friday Oct. 26.
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