Notre Dame vs. Louisville: September 2, 2019

LOUISVILLE – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won by a score of 35-17 in its season opener against Louisville at Cardinal Stadium on Monday.

This was the first time that the Irish have played at Louisville and this was only the second time ever that the two teams have met.

Chip Long’s visit to Louisville however was a reunion of sorts, as it was where the Irish's Offensive Coordinator got his start as a football coach under former Head Coach Bobby Petrino back in 2006.

The Irish are hoping to rebound this year after a blowout loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff in 2018.

The Irish are ranked 9th nationally entering the season opener.


Notre Dame is on the board with a 3-yard TD run by Jahmir Smith. Notre Dame leads 7-0.

Louisville responds with a touchdown of their own. Jawon Pass scores on an 8-yard run. Cardinals even the score at 7.

Jawon Pass runs 17 yards for another touchdown, as Louisville takes the lead from Notre Dame, 14-7.

Notre Dame answers with a 11-yard touchdown run from Tony Jones Jr. The score is tied at 14-14.

The score is even at 14-14 after the first quarter.

After back-to-back-to-back fumbles between both teams, Notre Dame scores on an Ian Book 11-yard TD scramble. The Irish have a 21-14 lead.

Notre Dame enters halftime leading Louisville 21-14.

Ian Book throws a 26-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Tremble – Notre Dame increases their lead, 28-14. Notre Dame has scored 21 unanswered points.

The Irish retain their 28-14 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Louisville kicks a field goal. Notre Dame leads 28-17.

Notre Dame tacks on another 7 points to their lead. Jahmir Smith scores a 1-yard touchdown. Irish lead 35-17.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish go on to win 35-17 against Louisville.

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