Malik Cunningham powers Louisville past Duke as Cardinals reach bowl eligibility
Louisville stomped Duke 66-22 in Durham on Thursday night.
Cardinals quarterback Malik Cunningham was the start of the show. He gained over 500 total yards and scored 7 total touchdowns in the victory.
His night included a 72-yard TD run in the first half that is one of the best plays in the ACC all season long.
Malik Cunningham is unreal
18/25 for 303 yards, 5 TD's
11 rushes for 224 yards, 2 TD's pic.twitter.com/sKpudf8Rp2
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) November 19, 2021
With the win, the Cardinals are now 6-5 on the season. That means Louisville is going to a bowl in Year 3 under coach Scott Satterfield. He’s now 18-7 overall in nearly three seasons at the helm.
Satterfield has done a nice job of stabilizing the program following Bobby Petrino’s tenure that ended with a 2-10 campaign in 2018. Most of Louisville’s offense is eligible to return next season, so the Cardinals could be in position to compete for more than bowl eligibility next November.
Meanwhile, Duke is going in the wrong direct. The Blue Devils are now 3-8 on the year and have been non-competitive for most of the season. This is the third straight missed bowl for David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils.
Louisville closes out its regular season against Kentucky on Nov. 27.