LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville had to depend on its third quarterback on the depth chart for a 21-13 win over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
Redshirt freshman Will Stein completed 20 of 39 passes for 232 yards and one interception for the Cardinals (3-5). Freshman running back Darius Ashley ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cardinals led 21-3 with less than 2 minutes to play in the third quarter but had a hard time putting the Red Wolves (2-5) away for good.
Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard found Brandon Thompkins in the end zone in the third quarter. The Red Wolves added a field goal in the fourth to close the lead to eight.
Leonard's last pass flew over the head of receiver Trevor Gillott in the end zone, and Louisville ran the clock out from there. Leonard threw for 303 yards but had two interceptions.