MiamiHerald / Blanton Creque’s first game-winning field goal at any level of football came at the opportune time for Louisville.

The sophomore’s 34-yard field goal with five seconds remaining lifted the Cardinals to an emotional 31-28 win over Florida State on Saturday. The Cardinals (5-3, 2-3 ACC) took over on their own 24 with 2:05 remaining after Henry Famurewa recovered a James Blackman fumble. They then drove 59 yards in eight plays before Creque’s kick.

“That’s the first time I’ve ever had a kick to win or tie a game (late). I just tried to treat it like any other kick,” Creque said. “We needed that win bad. It’s been a rough week.”

Not only is it Louisville’s first win at Doak Campbell Stadium since 1952, snapping a nine-game losing streak here, but it caps an emotional week for the school’s athletic program after the firings of athletic director Tom Jurich and basketball coach Rick Pitino.


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