University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said he was "excited" about the improvement he saw during spring practice.
And on Friday night, the U of L fans got to see that improvement on the field.
A stellar defense and an improved sophomore Reggie Bonnafon at the quarterback position led the Red team - the starters - dominated the Spring Game 59-0 before 23,187 fans at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
"We did some good things tonight; some of it felt sloppy, but I guess that’s something that happens in spring games," Petrino said. "I was excited overall. I think we made some improvements in spring, but I think we have a long way to go before that opening game."
Bonnafon completed 15 of 19 passes for 238 yards and one touchdown, while throwing an interception and running 10 times for 48 yards and one TD.
"He's shown us a lot of improvement," Petrino said. "He’s way ahead of where he was last year. He's really been working hard."
Brandon Radcliff ran seven times for 57 yards and three TDs, while Jeremy Smith added 10 carries for 58 yards and one score for the Red team.
Kyle Bolin played quarterback for the Red team in the second half and completed 8 of 11 passes for 169 yards and two TDs. He was 3 of 7 for 20 yards in the first half, while playing QB for the White team.
The U of L first team defense allowed just 100 yards of total offense, while Pio Vatuvei led the defense with five tackles and one interception. Henry Famurewa, Jarrod Barned and Chucky Williams had five tackles apiece.