Cards like those two-point conversions

While there's no statistics kept for two-point conversions, the University of Louisville has to be one of the nation's leaders with one converted in each of the first two games this season. Will we see it again?

One thing the University of Louisville football team has been good at the first two weeks is converting two-point conversions.

In both games, the Cardinals finished off the first touchdown of the game with a Will Stein pass to Marcus Smith for a two-point conversion.

"I don't know if we'll do it again this week, but I hope so," said Smith, a junior defensive end from Columbus, Ga.

Special teams coach Kenny Carter said the Cardinals will continue to assess the lineups on extra points and take the extra point when it's there.

"They were called before the game started," Smith said of the first two weeks. "That's what coaches want me to do, catch it. (Stein) threw two nice passes. Shoot, I just went out there and caught it."

Against Kentucky, Stein threw a slant pass to the 6-foot-3, 255-pound Smith but against Missouri State it was a fade pass. Both times the staff saw something on video and told the players what they would be running before the game.

"I didn't think coach was actually going to run it until the play actually happened," Smith said. "The second week, I really didn't think we were going to run it again. But they called for the fade and I did it again."

The Cardinals are quiet about running the play in the future, including this week when U of L faces North Carolina.

Opponents will obviously be watching but Smith is a huge target.

Carter said he's not only big but "he's just so athletic," noting that Smith was a dual-threat quarterback in high school.

"I just played quarterback in high school, but I've always been able to catch though," Smith said. "(The conversions) have been fun. I hope we do it again."

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