A look at the Louisville offense two games into the new football season

The University of Louisville football team has lost its first two games and used three quarterbacks in four quarters of play, but still the offense is putting up the numbers. What needs to improve on offense and how does Bobby Petrino feel at this point about his offense?

The University of Louisville football team has the numbers on offense.

The Cardinals are averaging 400 yards and 27.5 points through two games this season, but the Cardinals also have six turnovers in losses to Auburn (31-24) and Houston (34-31) to open the season.

"We had our opportunities," U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. "We turned the ball over on offense. We have to take care of the ball."

Petrino said the biggest improvement on offense must comne from the running game. The Cardinals are averaging 154 yards on the ground but had just 70 in the loss to Houston at home last weekend.

"We just need to be more physical, utilize our techniques and finish," Petrino said. "That's the biggest thing, be able to finish, get our hands in proper position and drive our feet. And we've got a big challenge this week."

While Petrino said he won't announce his starting quarterback until later in the week, there's a chance it could be the third different starter in as many games. Reggie Bonnafon started the opener, Lamar Jackson against Houston and this could be Kyle Bolin.

Tight end Micky Crum said "any one of those guys can win the game for us."

But Petrino said he wants to see improvement in the short week. The Cardinals play Clemson on Thursday night.

"I told all four of the (QBs) they would get their reps in practice and we'll grade them," Petrino said, noting Will Gardner is the fourth. "Coming out of the Auburn game, we felt like Lamar gave us the best opportunity. Houston did a nice job."

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