University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino had a feeling Marshall would try to key on Lamar Jackson's running ability. The Thundering Herd were doing whatever they could to keep Jackson from beating them with his feet.
But the Cardinals didn't fret.
Jackson threw for 417 yards and five touchdowns and senior running back Brandon Radcliff was the Cardinal Authority Player of the Game with his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game.
"Brandon was really hitting the hole hard," Petrino said. "They tried to take Lamar away from us, but we did a nice job. Brandon just runs to hard. I'm happy for him."
Radcliff, who came into the game leading the nation in yards per carry, carried 19 times for 131 yards and one touchdown. He scored the final TD of the game on a 10-yard scamper.
He also had two catches for 12 yards.
It was the eighth career 100-yard game for Radcliff, ranking him tied for eighth in school history. He has 23 career TDs and in the last three games has accounted for 405 yards rushing on 43 carries - 9.4 yards a carry.