U of L Claims Bowl Victory, 31-28

The University of Louisville football team defeated Southern Mississippi 31-28 Tuesday night to win the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Cards battled back from a 14-0 first quarter deficit to tie the game at 21 at the half.   A 36-yard field goal by Chris Philpot with 6:30 left in the game put U of L ahead for good.

It was the first bowl appearance for the Cards since 2006.    U of L finishes the season with a 7-6 record under first year coach Charlie Strong.