Louisville senior James Quick heard all the talk this week about his poor performance.
Quick had several drops last week against Virginia and said he wanted to atone for the bad effort with a good showing this week against Boston College. And that's exactly what he did.
With three catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns, Quick turned in a huge performance in a 52-7 victory for the Cardinals.
"I just wanted to go out and make plays," Quick said. "I know that's what my team counts on me to do, make plays.
"I tried to emphasis looking the ball in and tucking it every time in practice and that really helped me today."
Quick said he worked with wide receiver coach Lonnie Galloway during the week in practice to "try and just stay focused."
"Really, the only thing that was going through my mind this entire week was helping my team," Quick said. "I think that's my job and what my team expects from me - to make plays."
Quick has 35 catches for 601 yards and six touchdowns on the season. His 35 catches are tied with Cole Hikituni for the most on the team, while he has the most yards receiving and is tied with Jaylen Smith for the most TD catches.
U of L coach Bobby Petrino said he was elated with Quick's performance.
"I thought he came out and practiced really well all week," Petrino said. "One of the things we always talk about is we don’t know anything but to work hard. It’s way different than golf. That’s what I like about it. When you don’t do well, you go harder, you try harder, you go faster.
"My daughter was a great athlete and pitcher, but when she tried to do that in golf she got worse and worse. Golf you’ve just got to relax and chill a little bit. That’s why I like football better."