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Louisville at Springfield 1998 Football Highlights

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Louisville 17, Springfield 14

Louisville scored two fourth quarter touchdowns in a span of 42 seconds to stun host Springfield 17-14 at Griffith Stadium on October 16, 1998.

Beatty's Sports Football 2018 Schedule Shirt T-ShirtThe Leopards trailed 14-3 at the end of the fourth quarter with Matt Mottice’s 29 yard field goal in the second quarter being their only score. That quickly changed as Mottice caught an 11 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Steve Manko with 11:26 remaining. A failed two-point conversion kept the Spartans in the lead 14-9.

Louisville proceeded to recover a Springfield fumble on the kickoff to retain possession after that. On a 3rd-and-20 play Manko found Adam Reinford for a 33 yard touchdown pass with 10:44 left in the game. Manko also connected with Anthony Volpe for the two-point conversion to put the Leopards in front 17-14.

The Spartans drove the Leopard 37 on their final drive of the contest, but a 4th-and-3 pass fell incomplete. Louisville won the game despite being out-gained 227-219 in offense and Springfield also recorded more first downs 11-8. The Spartans were led by Josh Church who scored on a pair of short touchdown runs in the first half.

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Scoring Summary

Louisville 0-3-0-14–17

Springfield 7-7-0-0–14

1st Quarter

Springfield – Josh Church 1 Yard Run (Colucci Kick), 0-7

2ND Quarter

Louisville – Matt Mottice 29 Yard Field Goal, 3-7

Springfield – Josh Church 2 Yard Run (Colucci Kick), 3-14

3RD Quarter 

None

4TH Quarter

Louisville – Matt Mottice 11 Yard Pass from Steve Manko (Run Failed), 9-14

Louisville – Adam Reinford 33 Yard Pass from Steve Manko (Anthony Volpe Pass from Steve Manko), 17-14

Stats

Rushing: Louisville 30-94, Springfield 40-106

Passing: Louisville 10-18-125-1, Springfield 10-17-121-0

First Downs: Louisville 8, Springfield 11

Fumbles-Lost: Louisville 2-2, Springfield 1-1

Records: Louisville 4-3, 4-0; Springfield 5-2, 2-2

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