LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville had to depend on its third
quarterback on the depth chart for a 21-13 win over Arkansas State
on Saturday night.
Redshirt freshman Will Stein completed 20 of 39 passes for 232
yards and one interception for the Cardinals (3-5). Freshman
running back Darius Ashley ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cardinals led 21-3 with less than 2 minutes to play in the
third quarter but had a hard time putting the Red Wolves (2-5) away
Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard found Brandon Thompkins
in the end zone in the third quarter. The Red Wolves added a field
goal in the fourth to close the lead to eight.
Leonard's last pass flew over the head of receiver Trevor
Gillott in the end zone, and Louisville ran the clock out from
there. Leonard threw for 303 yards but had two interceptions.