Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was excited about his team's first spring scrimmage, calling it "good competition"

Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino was excited about his team's first spring scrimmage, calling it "good competition." The Cardinals had a 200-play scrimmage on Saturday morning in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino left his team's first scrimmage of the spring practice campaign happy with some things he saw on both sides of the ball, calling the 200-ply scrimmage "good competition."

The school didn't release statistics but Petrino said he saw some good things "from a lot of guys out there."

"I thought it went well," Petrino said. "I was happy with the defense at times and I was happy with the offense at times. I think it was a good competition and that's what you want to see in spring ball, both sides making plays."

"I don't think either side dominated the scrimmage. It went back and forth."

Petrino said he was "anxious to see how we tackled," when he watched the film.

The Cardinals are now off until Tuesday - the last open practice of the spring - with the next scrimmage slated for next Saturday.

"We have a lot of work ahead of us and next week is important," Petrino said. "I always felt like the third week of spring ball you can take a step forward. We need to make sure offensively that everybody is on the same page so we can execute like we need to be executing."

In the scrimmage, Petrino said Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson didn't run the ball at all. He passed for three touchdowns and Petrino said he "thought Lamar did what he needed to do. A few times, he could have took off and run for a lot of yards."

"This week in practice, he has made a huge stride in reading coverages," Petrino said.

Jawon Pass and Kyle Bolin threw for two touchdowns apiece with Bolin completing 11 of 12 passes.

Redshirt freshman running back Dae Williams rushed for four touchdowns.

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