Plummer’s six touchdowns lead Louisville in 56-28 rout of Boston College

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Plummer, a senior, threw a career-high five touchdowns against a porous Eagles defense.

Boston College quarterback Thomas Castellanos logged 265 yards and 3 touchdowns in the loss. AP

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Jack Plummer threw for 388 yards and accounted for six touchdowns to lead Louisville to a 56-28 victory over Boston College on Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) used a bevy of big plays to rack up 585 yards on offense. Plummer, a senior transfer from California, who threw for a career-high five touchdowns on 18-of-21 passing, had seven passes go for at least 27 yards, including four of his touchdowns.

Jawhar Jordan also enjoyed a big game as he ran 18 times for 134 yards and two scores and caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Plummer. The redshirt junior also had runs of 42 and 33 yards and a 40-yard kickoff return.

Ahmari Huggins Bruce caught three passes for 110 yards and two scores. The junior’s 55-yard touchdown pass from Plummer on Louisville’s second play of the second half made it 56-21 with 10:04 left in the third quarter.

The Eagles (1-3, 0-2) (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) found themselves down 28-0 before the offense finally started clicking midway through the second quarter. Sophomore quarterback Thomas Castellanos ran for a 39-yard touchdown and completed 17-of-33 passes for 265 yards and three scores.


Boston College: Just like last week, the Eagles found themselves down big. However, a porous defense kept the offense from being able to claw back into the game. BC entered Saturday with the 115th-ranked rushing defense (187.3 yards per game) in the Football Bowl Subdivision, but Louisville also gashed an Eagles secondary that was 26th nationally in passing yards allowed (174.7 ypg).

Louisville: With the win, the Cardinals are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC for the first time since 2016. It’s a solid start to the season for first-year coach Jeff Brohm, but the tougher stretch of the schedule still looms.


Boston College returns home for a Saturday afternoon contest against Virginia.

Louisville travels to N.C. State for a Friday night game.