This was Louisville's first ever bowl appearance. This was Drake's first bowl game since 1949.
Ken Porco carried the ball 20 times for 119 yards and one touchdown in an MVP effort, after Lenny Lyles (their lead rusher of the season) was injured on the first play.
- First Quarter
- Drake - Labrasea 2-yard touchdown run (Leeman kick) (7–0 Drake)
- Louisville - Cain 4-yard touchdown run (Young kick) (Tied 7–7)
- Second Quarter
- Drake - Labrasea 17 yard touchdown run (Leeman kick) (14–7 Drake)
- Louisville - Ed Young 37 yard touchdown pass from Dale Orem (Young kick) (Tied 14–14)
- Louisville - Pete Bryant 4 yard touchdown run (Young kick) (21–14 Louisville)
- Third Quarter
- Louisville - Porco 2-yard touchdown run (Young kick) (28–14 Louisville)
- Fourth Quarter
- Drake - Kinzel 55-yard touchdown pass from Roger La Brasca (kick failed) (28–20 Louisville)
- Louisville - Young 20 yard touchdown pass from Pete Bryant (kick failed) (34–20 Louisville)