Louisville appeared to be in control of this game in the early going, but UConn scored 10 unanswered points and the Cardinals lead 14-10 at halftime.
Adrian Bushell got Louisville on the board first with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Then on the Cardinals' only offensive scoring drive, they dominated on the ground and capped the series with a touchdown run by Dominique Brown. UConn does not have a high-powered offense, so overcoming a double-digit deficit is not something the Huskies aren't built to do.
But they slowly started a comeback. They missed an opportunity after getting to the Louisville 7-yard line and settling for a 24-yard field goal by Dave Teggart. But they were able to take advantage of a critical mistake from Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Dwayne Gratz intercepted Bridgewater late in the second quarter, and UConn turned around and got a 5-yard touchdown run from Kashif Moore. Neither team has been particularly good on third down (Louisville has 2 conversions, UConn just 1). UConn has 165 total yards of offense; Louisville has 105 total yards of offense -- just 5 more than Bushell's interception return.