Gerod Holliman does it again for Louisville

MIAMI - University of Louisville sophomore safety Gerod Holliman kept his banner start to the season going on Saturday night with two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown in a 34-3 win over Floria International. Holliman leads the country in interceptions on the season with five.

Playing in front of about 50 family and friends in his hometown, University of Louisville sophomore safety Gerod Holliman kept his big-time play going on Saturday night.

Holliman took over the lead nationally on interceptions for the season with two more - giving him five on the season - and scored a touchdown off one in a 34-3 blowout win over Florida International.

"I was just out there having fun," Holliman said.

Holliman, who didn't have an interception before this season, said it was a little extra special to do it in front of his hometown crowd.

"It was pretty good to be able to get my first touchdown here in front of my family," Holliman said. "That was pretty nice."

Holliman, who had two picks against Virginia the week before last, said defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and the rest of the staff get credit for the first pick.

FIU quarterback Alex McGough threw it in the flat and Holliman got a good jump on the ball, picking it off and racing 32 yards for the interception.

"We knew they liked to run the flat corner route and my job was to play the flat route and he just happened to throw it my way," Holliman said. "We watched the way they run it on film and we made the call just before that."

His second pick came on the very next offensive play for the Panthers.

"It's great to see him have the success," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. "He just has such good instincts and he trusts them. He's playing well."

Holliman's five picks are one ahead of two other players in Division I. He has more picks than 85 teams have on the season so far.

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