LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lamar Jackson provided a cushion with a 2-yard touchdown run with 1:32 left as No. 7 Louisville held off Duke 24-14 on Friday night.
The Cardinals caught a break after Evan O'Hara's 46-yard field goal missed wide left as Duke's (3-4, 0-3 ACC) Breon Borders roughed the kicker. That moved the ball to the 14 and Jackson had a 12-yard run, then the short score for Louisville (5-1, 3-1).
Jackson, a strong Heisman Trophy candidate, accounted for 325 yards and two touchdowns, hitting Jaylen Smith with a 5-yard scoring pass on the opening drive. Jeremy Smith added an 80-yard TD run in the third quarter, and O'Hara kicked a 22-yard field goal as the Cardinals earned the program's 500th victory.
"Sometimes you've got to grind 'em out," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said.
Tennessee renovation: Tennessee's board of trustees approved a proposal for a $106 million renovation to Neyland Stadium that the school is aiming to have completed by August 2019. The proposal next goes before the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and eventually will require legislative approval.
Basketball: Tyrek Coger, the Oklahoma State player who died in July after an outdoor team workout, suffered from an enlarged heart and died of natural causes, the state medical examiner's office said.