Ladybird hit with pass

Ladybird Elizabeth Scott his hit by a pass from Notre Dame's Ian Book in the fourth quarter of Monday's season opener.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Louisville football injury list after Monday night's 35-17 loss to Notre Dame is fairly short.

The injury list for the Ladybirds dance team is another story. Elizabeth Scott was minding her own business and doing her job in the fourth quarter when Ian Book threw a ball away and hit Scott -- right in the face.

The impact resulted in a broken nose -- and a moment of national celebrity for Scott, who was hit on national television and whose injury wound up trending on Twitter.

Since the injury, Scott has received a lot of messages from friends -- and new friends -- via social media.

She’s also heard plenty of the inevitable Marcia Brady comparisons (do kids even know who that is anymore?)

Via Twitter, Scott says, "My nose is crooked but at least I'll have a good story to tell." She responded to the whole thing with a SpongeBob meme.

Which, if nothing else, proves that toughness is not limited to the football field where U of L is concerned.

U of L Head Ladybird coach Sheryl Knight released a statement on Tuesday afternoon to update Scott's condition. 

“First, we want to thank Card nation, media members, friends and family for their concern over our Ladybird Elizabeth Scott’s injury last night during the football game. She suffered a broken nose after being struck by an errant pass by the Notre Dame quarterback. Her pain is manageable and she is seeking input from a specialist this afternoon due to the complicated nature of the break. Anyone who knows Liz, knows that she is spunky and resilient and she is anxious to return to the sidelines as soon as she can. Don’t be fooled by the pretty face and the sparkly uniforms, she and her fellow Ladybirds are athletes who are tough as nails.”

Scott has been a member of the Ladybird Dance Team for the past three years. She is a junior dental hygiene major from Floyds Knobs, Indiana. 

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