C-USA: Louisville responds at ECU's expense
October 27, 2002
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No problem with emotion this time.
Dave Ragone set a Louisville record with 18 straight completions and threw a career-high five touchdowns as the Cardinals beat East Carolina 44-20 on Saturday.
Ragone broke the school record of 17 straight completions set by Chris Redman against Tulane in 1998.
"I was seeing the field well, and they had a lot of messed-up coverages," Ragone said. "It was just one of those games."
Four of his TDs came in the first half, when he missed one attempt.
Louisville coach John L. Smith, disappointed with his team's lack of emotion in a 45-31 loss to TCU the previous weekend, had nothing to complain about this time.
"It's amazing, when you play with more energy and enthusiasm, how much better you can play," Smith said.
Louisville had a season-high 477 yards total offense by the end of the third quarter and finished with 556. Ragone was 23-of-32 for 352 yards. Damien Dorsey caught nine passes for a career-high 158 yards and three touchdowns.
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CINCINNATI 48, MEMPHIS 10: DeMarco McCleskey rushed for 101 yards, and scored three touchdowns in the first half for the host Bearcats.
McCleskey scored on 3- and 1-yard runs in the first quarter and a 4-yarder in the second. The Bearcats also got two rushing touchdowns from Richard Hall.
Cincinnati rushed for 213 yards and held Memphis to 47. The Bearcats held the ball for more than 35 minutes, recovered three fumbles and had three interceptions, including Blue Adams' 80-yarder for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
UAB 29, ARMY 26: Darrell Hackney threw a 20-yard touchdown to Willie Quinnie with eight seconds left for the host Blazers. Quinnie also caught touchdowns of 10 and 32 yards. Army took a 26-22 lead with 1:29 left on Josh Holden's 2-yard touchdown run. Aris Comeaux had an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown and caught a touchdown for the Black Knights.
TULANE 51, NAVY 30: J.P. Losman threw for a season-high 329 yards and five touchdowns for the host Green Wave. Tulane defensive end Chris Williams grabbed Kyle Eckel's fumble and ran it 35 yards for a score in the third quarter. Tulane has a defensive touchdown in six games this season, all victories. Its six defensive touchdowns are a single-season school record.
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