Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Cardinals defeat Bearcats in first-ever Fenway Park Bowl

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Louisville Cardinals have won the first-ever Wasabi Fenway Park Bowl. The Cardinals defeated the Cincinnati Bearcats 24-7 at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

The previous two editions of this game was canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Last year, the game was canceled three days before kickoff due to an outbreak within the Virginia Cavaliers football team.

Jawhar Jordan rushes the football against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the third quarter of the Wasabi Fenway Park Bowl (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)

With the win, the Cardinals ended their season with an 8-5 mark. The Bearcats fell to 9-4.

New Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield was not in attendance. Before being named the new Cincinnati head coach, he spent several seasons leading the Cardinals program.

Satterfield replaced Luke Fickell, who accepted the Wisconsin Badgers head coaching position. Satterfield became the Bearcats head coach on December 5th.

Cincinnati was shut down in the contest. They had just 138 total yards.

Louisville; however, had 419 yards.

Cardinals quarterback Brock Domann went 10 of 18 for 92 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Maurice Turner had 31 carries for 160 yards. Jaelin Carter had four receptions for 50 yards.

Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater went 7 of 15 for 83 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Ethan Wright had eight carries for 43 yards. Blue Smith had two receptions for 32 yards.

Only three points were scored in the second half. Cardinals kicker James Turner made a 48-yard field goal.

Louisville led 21-7 at halftime. Jawhar Jordan scored on a 49-yard rushing touchdown.

Jordan also scored on a 41-yard rushing touchdown. Domann hit Marshon Ford for an eight yard touchdown reception.

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Bearcats got on the board when Prater hit Wyatt Fischer for a 20-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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