Southern Miss vs Louisville Recap - Cardinals Win 31-28

Southern Miss vs Louisville Recap - Cardinals Win 31-28

Louisville earned a 31-28 victory over Southern Miss on Tuesday in St. Petersburg Bowl action at Tropicana Field.

The Cardinals were a 2-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 58.5.

Justin Burke completed 20 of 32 pass attempts for 178 yards for the Cardinals in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Desmond Johnson rushed for 102 yards for Southern Miss, while Kendrick Hardy added 48 yards. Austin Davis threw for 205 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers Kelvin Bolden and Quentin Pierce had 55 and 54 yards respectively.

Louisville lost the offensive yardage battle to Southern Miss 396-287 yards in Tuesday's game. Southern Miss had more first downs as that total ended up 24-15.

Southern Miss lost the time of possession battle 31:12/28:48, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.