Louisville Cardinals

Louisville struggles but eventually defeats Duke

Louisville struggles but eventually defeats Duke

Lamar Jackson provided a cushion with a two-yard touchdown run with 1:32 remaining and No. 7 Louisville held off visiting Duke, 24-14, on Friday night.

The Cardinals caught a break after Evan O’Hara’s 46-yard field goal missed wide left as Duke’s Breon Borders was called for roughing the kicker. The penalty moved the ball to the 14 and Jackson did the rest with a 12-yard run followed by the short score that Louisville (5-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sorely needed.

“I wasn't going to let my team down,” the Heisman Trophy contender said. “We were going down there to score.” 

Jackson accounted for 325 yards of offense...