Louisville Leopards at Marlington Dukes 1986 Football Highlights
Louisville 7, Marlington 6
Marlington found the endzone with 13 seconds remaining, but the extra point was blocked which handed visiting Louisville their first and only win of the season. The Leopards won the game 7-6 back on October 10, 1986.
Louisville’s lone touchdown occurred in the first quarter when Quarterback Brad McEowen hit the weaving Rich Beaver for a 20 yard score. Mike Benzy’s extra point was true and proved to be the winning point in the contest. The Leopards had started their scoring possession from the Dukes 37 after a short punt.
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McEowen finished 7 of 15 passing on the night for 82 yards. Kurt Swogger led Louisville by carrying the ball 15 times for 111 yards.
Marlington netted just 15 yards rushing, but Quarterback Ron Miller was 11 of 27 passing for 222
yards. His favorite target was Ron Hoops who made 5 receptions for 132 yards. Miller’s performance was marred by three interceptions.
Miller led the Dukes on the final scoring drive after they had been stopped by the Leopards in a goal-to-go situation earlier in the fourth quarter. Facing a 4th-And-Goal from the 19, Miller found Rob Beamer in the endzone with 13 ticks left.
The ensuing low kick on the PAT attempt was partially blocked by Louisville who was sent into a frenzy immediately after. The victory was the Leopards 19th straight over the Dukes, which still stands as the longest winning streak against a single opponent in Louisville Football history.
Louisville – Rich Beaver 20 Yard Pass from Brad McEowen (Mike Benzy Kick), 7-0
Marlington – Rob Beamer 19 Yard Pass from Ron Miller (Kick Failed), 7-6
Records: Louisville 1-6; Marlington 3-4