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Creque's late field goal lifts Louisville over Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Blanton Creque's first game-winning field goal at any level of football came at the opportune time for Louisville.

The sophomore's 34-yard field goal with five seconds remaining lifted the Cardinals to an emotional 31-28 win over Florida State on Saturday. The Cardinals (5-3, 2-3 ACC) took over on their own 24 with 2:05 remaining after Henry Famurewa recovered a James Blackman fumble. They then drove 59 yards in eight plays before Creque's kick.

''That's the first time I've ever had a kick to win or tie a game (late). I just tried to treat it like any other kick,'' Creque said. ''We needed that win bad. It's been a rough week.''

Not only is it Louisville's first win at Doak Campbell Stadium since 1952, snapping a nine-game losing streak here, but it caps an emotional week for the school's athletic program after the firings of athletic director Tom Jurich and basketball coach Rick Pitino.

The win is also a lift for a Cardinals squad that had lost two straight, including a 45-42 loss to Boston College last Saturday.

''This was very huge. We needed this to boost our momentum,'' said quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had 334 yards of total offense and accounted for two touchdowns.

Florida State trailed 28-14 going into the fourth quarter before rallying on a pair of Nyqwan Murray touchdowns. The junior recovered a Patrick fumble in the end zone to bring the Seminoles within a TD and then tied it when he hauled in a 20-yard pass from Blackman with 8:58 remaining.

It was not enough though as the Seminoles' nightmare season continues. After being ranked third in the AP Preseason Poll, FSU (2-4, 2-3) has dropped its first three home games for the first time since 1974 and is off to its worst start since Bobby Bowden's final season in 2009.

Even more important is that the Seminoles are in danger of missing a bowl game for the first time since 1982.

''It was a hurt locker room because they knew they were that close, but you play a guy like Louisville, Bobby (Petrino) and Lamar and those guys when you got them down you can't let them up,'' coach Jimbo Fisher said.

Jackson passed for a season-low 156 yards - he was 13 of 21 with a touchdown - but the Cardinals were very effective on the ground with 293 yards and averaging 6.7 yards per carry. Jackson led the way with 178 yards on 23 carries with a TD while Reggie Bonnafon (16 carries, 74 yards) and Dae Williams also ran for scores.

''You know how much I like the passing game but I thought the best way to win this game is to really run the ball at them,'' Petrino said. ''We called a lot more run plays than I really like to. Our receivers were getting antsy, but when we did call it they made plays.''

Blackman was 16 of 28 for 248 yards with two touchdowns but he also committed all three FSU turnovers (two interceptions, one fumble). Cam Akers was the leading rusher with 16 carries for 75 yards and Jacques Patrick had 70 yards on 14 carries. Murray had four receptions for 95 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Louisville: The Cardinals gave up 364 rushing yards last week but was able to play solid against a Florida State rushing game that had gone over 200 yards the past two games as the Seminoles had just 155.

Florida State: The Seminoles have games remaining against Syracuse, Clemson and Florida remaining, which makes their path to getting bowl eligible difficult. ''Everybody's not really used to this, even the older guys. I've never been through this since I've been here. So we've got to keep reinforcing that we've still got something left to play for,'' said tight end Ryan Izzo, who caught a touchdown in the first quarter.

UP NEXT

Louisville: Travels to Wake Forest next Saturday. The Demon Deacons led 12-10 going into the fourth quarter of last year's game before the Cardinals scored 34 straight points.

Florida State: The Seminoles are at Boston College on Friday. FSU has won seven straight in the series, including 45-7 last year.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:09
45-B.Creque 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
64
yds
01:56
pos
31
28
Point After TD 8:58
23-R.Aguayo extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
28
Touchdown 8:58
1-J.Blackman complete to 8-N.Murray. 8-N.Murray runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
74
yds
02:18
pos
28
27
Point After TD 13:21
23-R.Aguayo extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
21
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:11
45-B.Creque extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
14
Touchdown 5:11
25-D.Williams runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
45
yds
01:40
pos
27
14
Point After TD 7:04
45-B.Creque extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
14
Touchdown 7:04
7-R.Bonnafon runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
73
yds
02:31
pos
20
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:04
45-B.Creque extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 1:04
8-L.Jackson complete to 5-S.Dawkins. 5-S.Dawkins runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
90
yds
03:04
pos
13
14
Point After TD 4:08
23-R.Aguayo extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 4:16
8-L.Jackson to LOU 34 FUMBLES (13-J.Kaindoh). 6-M.Thomas runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
3
yds
00:31
pos
7
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:30
23-R.Aguayo extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:30
1-J.Blackman complete to 81-R.Izzo. 81-R.Izzo runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
83
yds
05:00
pos
7
6
Point After TD 11:37
45-B.Creque extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:37
8-L.Jackson runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
03:23
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 22 23
Rushing 14 10
Passing 7 12
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 5-10 6-12
4th Down Conv 0-2 1-1
Total Net Yards 445 386
Total Plays 65 66
Avg Gain 6.8 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 293 155
Rush Attempts 44 38
Avg Rush Yards 6.7 4.1
Net Yards Passing 152 231
Comp. - Att. 13-21 16-28
Yards Per Pass 7.2 8.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-4 2-17
Penalties - Yards 2-13 4-40
Touchdowns 4 4
Rushing TDs 3 1
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 3-49.7 3-42.0
Return Yards 56 63
Punts - Returns 1-0 3-18
Kickoffs - Returns 1-12 2-45
Int. - Returns 2-44 0-0
Kicking 5/6 4/5
Extra Points 4/4 4/4
Field Goals 1/2 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Louisville 5-3 7714331
Florida State 2-4 7701428
152 PASS YDS 231
293 RUSH YDS 155
445 TOTAL YDS 386
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Jackson 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.9% 156 1 0 140.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.3% 2478 17 5 150.4
L. Jackson 13/21 156 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
L. Jackson 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 178 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
136 868 11
L. Jackson 23 178 1 51
R. Bonnafon 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 74 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
59 310 4
R. Bonnafon 16 74 1 15
D. Williams 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 41 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 41 1
D. Williams 5 41 1 25
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Ja. Smith 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 49 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 546 2
Ja. Smith 5 49 0 21
C. Standberry 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 215 2
C. Standberry 2 34 0 25
S. Dawkins 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 26 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 397 3
S. Dawkins 1 26 1 26
R. Bonnafon 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 99 0
R. Bonnafon 2 14 0 9
T. Samuel 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 202 0
T. Samuel 1 13 0 13
D. Fitzpatrick 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
34 554 7
D. Fitzpatrick 1 13 0 13
D. Williams 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
D. Williams 1 7 0 7
Defense T-A SACK INT
H. Famurewa 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
H. Famurewa 1-0 1.0 0
C. Williams 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
C. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
T. Young 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Young 1-0 1.0 0
T. Washington 15 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 3 0.0
T. Washington 0-0 0.0 2
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Creque 45 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
10/11 34/35
B. Creque 1/2 34 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. King 28 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 49.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
28 44.5 2
M. King 3 49.7 2 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Samuel 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 17.5 12 0
T. Samuel 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Yeast 6 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 3.9 0 0
R. Yeast 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Blackman 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 248 2 2 140.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 1047 7 6 134.6
J. Blackman 16/28 248 2 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Akers 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 75 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
87 454 1
C. Akers 16 75 0 10
J. Patrick 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 434 1
J. Patrick 14 70 0 12
J. Blackman 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 -32 0
J. Blackman 7 6 0 21
A. Rasul 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 26 0
A. Rasul 1 4 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
N. Murray 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 95 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 275 1
N. Murray 4 95 1 37
A. Tate 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 374 5
A. Tate 5 62 0 17
R. Izzo 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 37 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 150 2
R. Izzo 2 37 1 30
J. Patrick 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 88 0
J. Patrick 3 35 0 18
C. Akers 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 58 0
C. Akers 2 19 0 11
M. Saunders 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Saunders 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Sweat 9 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Sweat 1-0 1.0 0
J. Kaindoh 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Kaindoh 1-0 0.0 0
D. Nnadi 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
D. Nnadi 0-1 0.5 0
B. Burns 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
B. Burns 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Aguayo 23 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
11/14 12/12
R. Aguayo 0/1 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Tyler 21 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
30 42.1 1
L. Tyler 3 42.0 1 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. James 3 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 29.5 20 0
D. James 1 20.0 20 0
A. Rasul 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
A. Rasul 1 25.0 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. McFadden 4 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 6.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 4.8 9 0
T. McFadden 3 6.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LVILLE 25 3:23 7 75 TD
6:30 LVILLE 35 0:53 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:18 LVILLE 16 2:53 8 52 Downs
10:37 LVILLE 20 3:47 7 17 Punt
4:47 LVILLE 31 0:31 2 3 TD
4:08 LVILLE 25 3:04 9 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:35 LVILLE 27 2:31 6 73 TD
6:51 FSU 45 1:40 5 45 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:19 LVILLE 18 1:54 3 9 Punt
8:58 LVILLE 25 4:17 9 48 Downs
2:05 LVILLE 24 1:56 8 54 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:30 FSU 22 5:00 10 78 TD
5:28 FSU 15 2:03 6 38 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:17 FSU 32 3:32 6 20 Punt
6:40 FSU 16 1:46 3 6 Punt
1:04 FSU 25 0:45 4 47 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FSU 25 5:19 10 48 FG Miss
7:04 FSU 25 0:00 1 75 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:05 FSU 26 4:41 16 74
11:16 FSU 26 2:18 6 74 TD
4:38 FSU 28 2:28 6 48 Fumble
0:05 FSU 25 0:00 1 0 Game