The Louisville Cardinals survived a second-half surge by North Carolina to defeat the Tar Heels 39-34 today at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
The game appeared to be all but over at halftime with U of L leading 36-7, but North Carolina came roaring back in the second half, outscoring the Cards 27-3.
UNC had a chance to score the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but the 19th ranked Cards broke up a pass play with less than two minutes remaining.
Louisville improves to 3-0 and will play its next three games on the road, starting at Florida International next Saturday.
North Carolina falls to 1-2 on the season.
In other action today, Western Kentucky defeated Kentucky 32-31 in overtime in Lexington. Indiana fell to visiting Ball State 41-39.