Three takeaways from Louisville football’s 39-28 win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta at Mercedes Benz Stadium on Friday night:
1. Jeff Brohm’s first Louisville win is a comeback win Down 28-13 at halftime, Louisville’s Jeff Brohm won his debut as Cardinals’ coach thanks to a dominant second half. On both sides of the football.
U of L suffered a disastrous second quarter, allowing 28 points to the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions.
It had a 23-yard run for a touchdown and a 48-yard pass for a touchdown. It produced five plays of 20-or-more yards in the first 30 minutes. All that changed in the second 30 minutes.
The Cards ripped the Jackets 26-6 over the final two quarters. After failing to score touchdowns on red zone possessions in the first half, the Cardinals started cashing in over the final two quarters.
A five-yard Jack Plummer-to-Jamari Thrash pass pulled Louisville to within 28-23. A 20-yard TD pass from Plummer to Thrash put the Cardinals up 29-28 with 8:08 remaining.
A 74-yard touchdown run by Jawhar Jordan, after the Louisville defense had recovered a fumble off a sack, pushed the advantage to 36-28.
Meanwhile, the Louisville defense held Tech scoreless in the second half until Brent Key’s club finally scored with 1:07 remaining.
That was enough to give Brohm his first win as the head coach at his alma mater.
2. Jamari Thrash was as advertised 3. New U of L quarterback Jack Plummer got the job done