Louisville Cardinals Game Summaries Notre Dame and the Cardinals play a great game. The first time meeting for both teams was exciting back and forth game for the fans to watch. Louisville is looking to establish a stronger running game this season and it showed with Victor Anderson and Darius Ashley getting a lot of carries. Louisville took the lead 31-28 with about 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter but the Cardinal defense couldn't quite hold back the Irish as they drove down the field a scored a touchdown to lead 35-31. With their last shot Louisville QB Adam Froman let the ball fly moved the Cardinals to about mid field. On 3rd down Froman spotted Scott Long deep over the middle but he couldn't come down with it. Notre Dame won 35-31 with the Cardinals players and coaches vowing to get revenge against the Irish next season.