Minerva Lions at Louisville Leopards 1971 Football Highlights

Featured Video Play Icon

Louisville 25, Minerva 0

The Louisville Leopards completed their eighth undefeated season in team history with a 25-0 shutout of the visiting Minerva Lions back on November 12, 1971. Louisville finished 10-0 becoming just the 5th team in school history to complete the feat.

Following a Lions punt, Leopards Quarterback John Doerschuk found Doug Shook for a 51 yard Beatty's Sports Spring 2014 Hat - Leopard Headreception on the first play from scrimmage. Ken Kuhn pounded the ball in from 2 yards out for the first of his two touchdowns to open up the scoring. Doerschuk would also run for a touchdown on 4th-and-Goal from the 8 to put Louisville ahead 12-0 at the break.

Kuhn’s second touchdown came on a 1 yard run in the third quarter and he also booted through the PAT to put the Leopards ahead 19-0. The drive was setup by a Craig Crislip fumble recovery on the Minerva 41. Doerschuk hit Dave Mazzan to gain 31 yards and setup a goal-to-go scenario. Kuhn would find pay dirt 2 plays later.

Louisville pounded the final nail in the coffin in the fourth quarter when Doerschuk connected with Shook for a 55 yard touchdown strike. The score capped off a 9 of 11 for 119 yard performance through the air for the undefeated Leopards. Louisville also out-gained Minerva 178-30 for the game and earned their fourth shutout of the season.

Don’t forget to Subscribe to Our Posts for Free

Order a Leopard Nation Video

Scoring Summary

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Minerva 0-0-0-0–00

Louisville 0-12-7-6–25

1st Quarter


2nd Quarter

Louisville – Ken Kuhn 2 Yard Run (Pass Failed), 6-0

Louisville – John Doerschuk 8 Yard Run (Run Failed), 12-0

3rd Quarter 

Louisville – Ken Kuhn 1 Yard Run (Ken Kuhn Kick), 19-0

4th Quarter

Louisville – Doug Shook 55 Yard Pass from John Doerschuk (Pass Failed), 25-0

Records: Louisville 10-0

You may also like...