No. 21 Louisville holds off Memphis, 24-17
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)
The Cardinals used a 17-point surge over the second and third quarters to provide a cushion.
Louisville seemed in control leading 24-3 before quarterback Paxton Lynch rallied Memphis within seven points with a 4-yard run early in the fourth quarter and a 6-yard TD pass to Jesse Milleson with 6:07 remaining.
Louisville (10-1, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) eventually turned it over on downs at the Memphis 6. But with no timeouts left, the Tigers (3-7, 1-5) gained just 17 yards before time expired.
The Cardinals registered their first senior day win since 2007.