LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jahwar Jordan scored two touchdowns, one with a 98-yard kickoff return, James Turner kicked four field goals and Louisville defeated North Carolina State 25-10 at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday.

Jordan, a sophomore, finished the tournament with 105 yards in 16 carries. His second touchdown, a 2-yard run, gave Louisville a 22-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Turner had field goals for 26, 22, 30, and 28 yards. Jordan’s 4:31 kickoff return in the second quarter gave the Cardinals a 10-3 lead. Another field goal from Turner put the Cardinals (7-4, 4-3 ACC) 13-3 at halftime.

Backup quarterback Brock Domann, playing in place of the injured Malik Cunningham, finished 12 of 24 for 153 yards. Cunningham injured his shoulder against Clemson last week.

“People often write you off,” said Domann. “We trust in our preparation. Everyone around me was good (today).”

The Wolfpack (7-4, 3-4) went 13-10 in the third quarter when Ben Finley hit a 34-yard touchdown pass with Michael Allen.


North Carolina State started the season with four straight wins and a national ranking. However, the Wolfpack have lost twice in a row and three of their last five. The Wolfpack fought offensively again, gaining a total of 245 yards, 63 rushing.

Louisville had halted its four-game winning streak at Clemson last week. A win next week in Kentucky would mark the highest win total in the regular season under coach Scott Satterfied.


In an otherwise dull offensive first half for Louisville, Jawhar Jordan’s 98-yard kickoff return for a 4:31 touchdown in the second quarter was a bright spot. Jordan fumbled the ball around the 4, picked it up, ran through traffic to midfield, dodged kicker Shane McDonough on his own 45, turned left and hit untouched.


Seconds before James Turner’s second field ended the half, premature fireworks ignited in the South End Zone. Louisville never flinched, and Turner scored the 22-yard field goal.


Senior quarterback Malik Cunningham missed his last home game with a right shoulder injury sustained in a loss to Clemson last week. Cunningham has rushed for 3,180 yards and passed for 9,648. He is responsible for 119 touchdowns.

Cunningham also missed the Virginia game due to a previous injury.


North Carolina State plays at rival North Carolina on Saturday.

Louisville plays the Battle of The Bluegrass in Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.


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