The Louisville Cardinals ultimately came up short on the threat they built at the end of the third quarter. Will Stein finally broke through to FIU territory, but the drive was on the edge with a 3rd-and-12 situation. A pass interference call gave the Cardinals 15 yards and a fresh set of downs. A 15-yard play put them inside the red zone, but running back Jeremy Wright was unable to do anything on the next four rushes plays. The Panthers got the ball back when Wright came up short on 4th-and-1.
The Cardinals also faltered on their next drive. They started inside FIU territory, and Will Stein even made a 14-yard pass while under pressure and far back from the line of scrimmage. But then Stein followed that up by being sacked for a loss of 13 yards. Stein attempted one last long pass on fourth down, but it hit the ground and rolled into the end zone, incomplete.