Two keys for Louisville to be successful against Samford on Saturday

Louisville plays Samford at home on Saturday and will try to end a four-game losing streak. The Cardinals are 0-3 for the first time since 1984, what are two keys to get the squad off the losing skid.

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino talked about focus, offensive coordinator Garrick McGee about getting back to the basic and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham stressed tackling.

It's been a week of trying to take care of the little things for the Cardinals.

On Saturday, the Cardinals need to do a couple of those little things well in order to end a four-game losing skid. U of L has started a season 0-3 for the first time since 1984 but Samford is up next on Saturday at 6 p.m.

"We need to concentrate on oursleves," McGee said.

The Cardinals also need to do a better job of running the ball. Getting the run game going is the first key of the game. The Cardinals are one of the worst rushing teams in the county, averaging just 109 yards a game.

Junior running back Brandon Radcliff is the key back and look for him to get more attempts this week behind a young line that McGee said "has gotten better" each week of the new season.

"We just have to do a better job running the football," McGee said. "You win games by running the football."

The Cardinals also need to decide on a quarterback. Petrino won't name a starter until Saturday but it appears to be true freshman Lamar Jackson. If he starts will we see Kyle Bolin or Reggie Bonnafon?

There's a lot of things still up in the air with this team. But in order to get a first win, the Cardinals need to do the little things right.

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