The tides seem to be turning in the Cream City. Milwaukee is now winners of three of their last four games following a 42-23 road win against the Louisville Cougars this week.
“This one feels sweet, especially after they beat us at the last second early in the season,” said Warrior coach Dave Dickenson. “We’ve been playing much sharper lately, and we’ve just got to keep it up.”
The first half was a dogfight. Elliott Fry opened the scoring with a 43-yard field goal, and Louisville scored on a 2-yard Karlos Williams run. Milwaukee pulled back in front on a 32-yard pass from Matt Barkley to Donald Parham, and Louisville returned the favor with a 50-yard bomb from Jeremiah Masoli to Naaman Roosevelt to lead 14-10 early in the second quarter.
Fry booted a 49-yard field goal, and Masoli tossed his second TD of the half to lead 20-13. Milwaukee’s defense would stiffen up, keeping them out of the end zone the rest of the way.
Fry hit two more field goals (52, 26) to narrow the deficit to 20-19 at the half.
Milwaukee surged in front to stay on a 41-yard pass from Barkley to Callaway and never looked back. A 36-yard Fry boot and 41-yard TD from Barkley to Parham made it 36-20 heading to the final frame.
Louisville got back on the board with a field goal, but a 15-yard pass from Barkley to Robert Foster put the game out of reach at 42-23 with 1:52 left to play.
Barkley had his finest game as a Warrior, slicing up the Cougars for 31 of 37 passing with 482 yards, 4 touchdowns, and no turnovers.
He was held out of the end zone, but Antonio Brown had a big game with 10 catches for 152 yards. Callaway hauled in 7 for 127 with a touchdown. Parham caught 3 for 89 with 2 scores.
Delvin Breaux paced the defense with 8 tackles. Ronald Blair notched a sack.
The 4-6 Warriors face a stiff test this week if they want to continue their winning ways as they travel to face the 6-4 Southeastern Division leading Jacksonville Stingrays.