Recap: Cards roll to 34-3 win over FIU

MIAMI - A quick recap and closer look at the University of Louisville's 34-3 victory over Florida International before 10,826 fans at Ocean Bank Stadium. The Cardinals are now 3-1 on the season and play Wake Forest next week.

It wasn't a thing of beauty.

But still the University of Louisville came to South Florida and left with a 34-3 victory over Florida International in what coach Bobby Petrino called a business-like effort.

James Quick caught two touchdowns and Gerod Holliman had two interceptions as the Cardinals rolled to a 28-0 lead and moved to 3-1 on the season.

Quarterback Will Gardner left the game in the third quarter with a left knee injury, while backup Reggie Bonnafon wasn't on the trip after his father passed away.

PLAY OF THE GAME: James Quick with the spectacular catch on the 74-yard TD catch from Will Gardner with 2:07 left in the second quarter.

Quick made the highlight reel play after FIU's Richard Leonard - the team's best defensive back - appeared to be in position to make the play.

Leonard got his hand on the ball, but Quick ripped it away, kept his balance, turned and ran down the field untouched for a TD. He scored again with 1:22 left in the half.

BY THE NUMBERS: 2 - Number of interceptions by Gerod Holliman. 4 - Number of sacks allowed by U of L offense. 5 - Number of sacks by U of L defense (Rankins, Kelsey, Young, Vatuvei, Mount). 7 - Number of catches by James Quick. 8 - Number of tackles by Sheldon Rankins. 12 - Total rushing yards for Louisville on 35 carries. 16 - Number of rushing yards for Michael Dyer in his return to the field on eight carries. 25 - Number of players with a tackle in the game. 42.2 - Average punts for Josh Appleby. 174 - Number of receiving yards for James Quick. 235 - Number of all-purpose yards by James Quick. 295 - Yards passing for Will Gardner.

GAME BALL: Gerod Holliman had another huge game. He leads the nation with five interceptions after snagging two. He returned the first for a 32-yard touchdown. He also had three tackles and another pass breakup. And that's four INTs in two games.

THEY SAID IT: Bobby Petrino: "We put a nice first drive together and then we sputtered a little bit but they were really playing a kamikaze defense, running linebackers through and trying to not allow us to run the football. We were bullheaded there for a little while but the second quarter we just said, 'Hey, let's just take some shots and throw it down the field and it worked for us."

NEXT WEEK: Wake Forest will visit Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Demon Deacons are 2-2 after a 24-21 win over Army.

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