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Louisville freshman WR Dez Fitzpatrick caught seven passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 45-42 loss to Boston College.

Fitzpatrick (6'2/200) hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson early in the fourth quarter. He's been a strong performer over the last two games, having caught 17 passes for 261 yards and a score in that space. He'll try for three consecutive sharp showings when the Cardinals take on Florida State next weekend.
Oct 14 - 4:43 PM

Louisville junior QB Lamar Jackson completed 19-of-39 passes for 332 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 180 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-42 loss to Boston College.

Jackson was his typically sensational self in the defeat. He saved his best work for the fourth quarter after the Cardinals fell behind 42-28, racing for a pair of touchdowns. The latter score tied up the game at 42-42, but Louisville's defense was unable to stop Boston College from coming up with a game-winning field goal on their final drive of the game. Through seven contests, Jackson has been electric statistically, having thrown for 2,322 yards with a 16/5 TD/INT ratio and having rushed for 690 yards and 10 scores. Despite this brilliant work, Louisville now sits at just 4-3.
Oct 14 - 4:39 PM

Louisville sophomore WR Seth Dawkins (unspecified) did not dress for Saturday's game against NC State.

Dawkins (6'3/205) is coming off a huge 5-133-1 showing against North Carolina State. Expect HC Bobby Petrino to address his status in the post-game.
Oct 14 - 1:01 PM

Louisville junior WR Jaylen Smith (wrist) returned Saturday against Boston College.

Smith injured his wrist in last Thursday's loss to NC State and had been labeled "day-to-day." With all the injuries Louisville has suffered to its skill talent this year, the Cardinals are thrilled to have their No. 1 receiver active today.
Oct 14 - 12:57 PM

Louisville HC Bobby Petrino deemed junior WR Jaylen Smith (wrist) to be "day-to-day."

Smith injured his wrist in last Thursday's loss to NC State. His status for this weekend's showdown with Boston College has not yet been announced. Expect an update closer to the 12:20 EST kickoff on Saturday.
Source: Diehards
Oct 13 - 6:34 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper doesn't believe that Louisville junior QB Lamar Jackson is a lock to be a first-round pick.

Kiper tossed out the possibility that a team could stash him on a redshirt year, like the Chiefs are doing with Patrick Mahomes. He did add Jackson to his Big Board about a month ago, an indication that Kiper himself views Jackson as a Round 1 talent. Todd McShay doesn't. He ranks Jackson as the class' No. 7 QB, behind Mason Rudolph, Baker Mayfield and Luke Falk. "I still need to see more from him before I'm comfortable moving him up," McShay wrote. McShay grades Jackson as a Day 2 or early Day 3 pick.
Source: ESPN
Oct 13 - 2:24 PM

Louisville junior RB Malik Williams (wrist) is probably going to be out a while, according to HC Bobby Petrino.

Williams was writhing in pain after the injury on Thursday against North Carolina State, so unfortunately, it's no surprise that he's going to miss quite a bit of time. It's a devastating injury for the Cardinals, who are going to be without Colin Wilson (leg) for the rest of the year. It puts a lot of pressure on quarterback's Lamar Jackson's legs going forward, and Reggie Bonnafon will get the bulk of the carries for the remainder of 2017.
Oct 9 - 6:23 PM

Louisville junior WR Jaylen Smith (wrist) has a chance to return to practice, according to HC Bobby Petrino.

Smith (6'4/220) was forced to sit out against North Carolina State on Thursday, and while Dez Fitzpatrick was excellent as the top option, it was clear that his absence hurt the Cardinal offense. Even if he practices he's no guarantee to play, but it'd be a great sign for the talented junior's chance of competing.
Oct 9 - 6:09 PM

Louisville junior CB Jaire Alexander (knee) returned from injury in Thursday's loss to NC State.

Alexander (5'11/192) scarcely played in the first half as he tested a sprained knee, but he played more in the second half. He finished with two tackles in his first action since missing almost five weeks. Alexander, who ran a 4.32 40-yard dash during spring testing, is seen as a potential Day 1 or 2 selection in the upcoming draft. The junior corner was a preseason All-ACC second-team selection.
Oct 6 - 4:27 PM

Louisville junior RB Malik Williams suffered a "potentially serious" and "gruesome" wrist injury against NC State on Thursday.

It sure looked serious. Williams caught a pass, turned upfield and stiff-armed one defender before he was upended by another. Williams landed awkwardly on his left hand, and his arm bent violently backward. HC Bobby Petrino will likely address Williams' prognosis on Friday. We'd be surprised if Williams is able to return this season.
Oct 6 - 2:23 PM

Louisville redshirt freshman RB Dae Williams (ACL) was cleared by team doctors to return to practice late last month.

Williams suffered a torn ACL in spring practices back in April. It looks like he's making a speedy recovery. Williams has dressed for the past two games and took second-team reps before Thursday's game. With Jeremy Smith and Colin Wilson out for the year, and Malik Williams also possibly out for the year, the Cardinals desperately need Dae Williams back and healthy.
Oct 6 - 12:28 PM

Louisville senior LB Stacy Thomas suffered a knee injury in Thursday's loss to NC State.

Thomas went down on the second play from scrimmage after halftime. Trainers tended to him and helped him off the field. Thomas was examined in the Cards’ medical tent. He didn't return. HC Bobby Petrino said he'd know more about Thomas' status on Friday. Thomas is considered Louisville’s defensive leader.
Oct 6 - 11:41 AM

Louisville freshman RB Colin Wilson (knee) will miss the remainder of the season.

Wilson was carted off the field in last Saturday's win over Murray State after going down awkwardly on a long run that was ultimately nullified by a penalty. He joins Jeremy Smith in officially being ruled out for the year. It gets worse. Malik Williams suffered what looked to be a season-ending arm injury on Thursday night, and Dae Williams is still working his way back from a torn ACL suffered in April. Of Louisville's top five backs in the spring, Reggie Bonnafon is the only healthy one remaining.
Oct 6 - 11:16 AM

Louisville sophomore WR Seth Dawkins caught 5 passes for 133 yards and a score in a 39-25 loss to North Carolina State on Thursday.

Dawkins' (6'3/205) score came early for the Cardinals, a 23-yard strike from Lamar Jackson that tied the game at 7-7 in the middle of the first. He also connected with Jackson a 65-yard pass, his longest player of the season. Dez Fitzpatrick is the go-to wideout in this offense, but the Cardinals throw enough for Dawkins to get his, and for the most part, he has. He'll look to get some more next week against Boston College.
Oct 6 - 12:17 AM

Louisville freshman WR caught 10 passes for 134 yards in a 39-25 loss to North Carolina State on Thursday.

Fitzpatrick (6'2/200) once again impressed, although he wasn't able to find the end zone for just the second time this year. He made up for it by being quarterback Lamar Jackson's top target between the 20s, and he extended several drives with catches. Fitzpatrick will look to have the same numbers with a return to the end zone when the Cardinals take on Boston College next week.
Oct 6 - 12:10 AM


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