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2019 Schedule
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Louisville QB Pass injured; Cunningham starts

Louisville's Malik Cunningham will start against Western Kentucky in place of QB Jawon Pass, who has a lower extremity injury and is considered day-to-day.

Louisville strikes first on 50-yard shovel pass TD (0:27)
Book leads Notre Dame past Louisville (2:33)
Book connects with Tremble for Irish TD (0:44)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams rarely talk about looking ahead, but the biggest game coming up on the Notre Dame schedule is Week 4 at Georgia - with one of the most formidable offensive lines and run games in college football. After giving up over 200 yards rushing to Louisville, there is no question the Irish have to get their run defense shored up before then.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

The fact that Louisville is still hanging around in the fourth quarter is great news for Cardinals fans but probably not what Irish fans expected going into the game. Notre Dame will have plenty to work on this week, including short-yardage run situations, third-down offense and getting a better handle on the situation at linebacker.

Cardinals and Irish have difficulties hanging onto the ball (1:17)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Louisville gained 163 yards on its first two drives, but after that the Cardinals could not get much going. They gained 40 yards on their next six drives, and Jawon Pass fumbled twice. These are the growing pains many expected to see under new coach Scott Satterfield, but the good news is they only trail by a touchdown and are a much better coached, and much harder playing team than a year ago.

Irish take the lead on Book's rushing TD (0:26)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

It was a shaky first half for Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book, but he closed it with a go-ahead touchdown that coach Brian Kelly believes will serve him well. At halftime, Kelly told Maria Taylor that Book was playing too tentatively and just had to relax in the second half.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

The first quarter between Notre Dame and Louisville showcased two teams that ran the ball with relative ease. The Irish averaged 10.6 yards per carry; The Cardinals averaged 9.4. It's the first time the Irish allowed 100 or more rushing yards in the first quarter since Nov. 26, 2016, when they allowed 105 to USC.

Pass sneaks in for 2nd rushing TD (0:32)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

New Louisville coach Scott Satterfield has had an immediate impact on his offense in the first two scoring drives, calling a nice mix of runs and passes to get Jawon Pass comfortable and keep the Notre Dame defense off balance. The Irish inexperience at linebacker has shown early.

Pass runs for 8-yd Louisville TD (0:41)
Louisville's Dawkins makes difficult 1-handed catch (0:33)
Smith powers in for Irish TD (0:49)

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Louisville basketball coach Chris Mack was on the field pregame.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Louisville players came out for warmups wearing T-shirts that said simply ONE, a nod to a new mantra coach Scott Satterfield has brought with him as he begins to change the culture.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards186.3100th
Rushing Yards260.317th
Points For32.363rd
Points Against18.741st