College Football
Preview
Louisville at Boston College
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 1, 2022
Where: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Two teams coming off opposite performances will meet on Saturday as Boston College hosts Louisville in an Atlantic Coast Conference clash at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Louisville (2-2, 0-2) bounced back from a loss to now-No. 23 Florida State and dominated USF 41-3 on Saturday, never turning back after the Cardinals' Malik Cunningham accounted for the first of his four touchdowns (three rushing) on the team's second series.

The dynamic quarterback led the way in what coach Scott Satterfield described as Louisville's most complete win this season.

"The thing that we did last week was play off each other ... where the offense was feeding off the defense and vice versa," Satterfield said.

Cunningham, who threw for 186 yards and rushed for 113 against the Bulls, became only the eighth quarterback in NCAA history to eclipse 8,000 passing yards and 3,000 rushing yards in a career.

"When he is dialed in, (our offense is) working, and he is as good as anyone in the country with the pressure that he can put on defenses," Satterfield said.

Boston College (1-3, 0-2) will look to start much faster. The Eagles have been outscored by a 48-3 combined margin in the first half of two ACC games, at Virginia Tech and Florida State.

"Right now, we're not good when we go down," BC coach Jeff Hafley said. "I think it affects us, and we need to fix that."

The trend continued as BC faced a 37-0 halftime deficit in last week's 44-14 loss to the Seminoles before Phil Jurkovec and Emmett Morehead managed second-half touchdown passes to freshmen Alex Broome and Joe Griffin, respectively.

BC, which is 6-8 all-time against Louisville, has consecutive home wins in a series that resumed annually in 2014.

The Cardinals won 28-14 in last October's meeting. Cunningham rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for 107 yards.

"You have to play with relentless effort against him," Hafley said. "You have to play with your hair on fire like you never have before. ... I think he's one of the most dynamic players in all of college football."

--Field Level Media

Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W‑L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Louisville 2-2 W1 24.8 20.8 1-1 1-1 1-0 0-0 0-2
Boston College 1-3 L1 20.8 27.5 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-2
Last Meeting
Louisville Boston College
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
10/23/21 BC 14 LOU 28 438 331 107 266 125 141
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Louisville M. Cunningham 52.9 107 0 2
Boston College D. Grosel 53.1 141 1 2
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Louisville M. Cunningham 16 133 8.3 3
Boston College P. Garwo III 15 86 5.7 0
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Louisville M. Ford 3 48 16.0 0
Boston College Z. Flowers 4 43 10.8 0
Touchdowns Player TD
Louisville M. Cunningham 3
Boston College J. Gill 1
Season
Passing Player COMP % YDS TD INT
Louisville M. Cunningham 60.7 776 2 3
Boston College P. Jurkovec 60.5 843 7 5
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
Louisville M. Cunningham 56 395 7.1 6
Boston College P. Garwo III 50 159 3.2 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
Louisville T. Hudson 18 262 14.6 0
Boston College Z. Flowers 29 330 11.4 3
Touchdowns Player TD
Louisville M. Cunningham 6
Boston College Z. Flowers 3
Quickchart Matchup
Louisville Louisville Off vs  Boston College Boston College Def
Louisville 448 yards
Boston College 378.5 yards
Louisville 5.4 yards/rush
Boston College 4.1 yards/rush
Louisville 7.7 yards/attempt
Boston College 7.3 yards/attempt
Boston College Boston College Off vs  Louisville Louisville Def
Boston College 283.2 yards
Louisville 350.2 yards
Boston College 2 yards/rush
Louisville 4.4 yards/rush
Boston College 6.3 yards/attempt
Louisville 6.5 yards/attempt