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Louisville Defeats Murray State 21-9 - Recap

Louisville earned a 21-9 victory over Murray State on Thursday in Week 1 action at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Louisville won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 28.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 59.5.

Will Stein completed 17 of 32 pass attempts for 226 yards for the Cardinals in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Mike Harris rushed for 116 yards for Murray State, while Casey Brockman added 35 yards. Casey Brockman threw for 148 yards for the Racers, while receivers Ja-Vonta Trotter and Arthur Brackett had 68 and 62 yards respectively.

Louisville outgained Murray State 385-291 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-16 by the Racers.

Louisville lost the time of possession battle 30:11/29:49, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.