The Fla. International Golden Panthers sent the Louisville Cardinals packing on Friday night, 24-17, for their first victory over a BCS program. The Cardinals made it interesting in the fourth quarter, especially in the final minutes of the game. After two drives that resulted in zero points, Will Stein led his Cardinals onto the field with just four minutes left in the game. Another drive looked dead in the water on 4th-and-19, but Stein completed a 24-yard pass and then threw five more completions in a row. The final throw was a 26-yard dazzling catch by DeVante Parker, who made it with double coverage on him.
Louisville was unable to come up with the onside kick. However, they did get one last chance following FIU's failure to get a first down. It failed.
While the fourth quarter was Louisville's time to shine (and fall short), the first half was all about Florida International. Winston Fraser read Will Stein, intercepted a pass and took it to the end zone on a 71-yard. Then quarterback Wesley Carroll found receiver T.Y. Hilton for two straight touchdowns, the first for 74 yards and the second for 83. Hilton caught in total seven passes for 201 yards.