Football Holds First Controlled Scrimmage

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, the Cardinals conducted their first controlled scrimmage, with players from both sides of the ball making impressive plays.

The University of Louisville football team completed its fourth practice of the fall scrimmage with a controlled scrimmage on the practice fields at Papa John's Stadium.

The defense took control early in the scrimmage, stifiling the high-powered Cardinal offense. Led by Elvis Dumervil and Matt Sanders, the defense stopped the offense on the first couple of possessions.

Sophomore quarterback Brian Brohm paced the Cardinal offense by going 17-of-27 for 135 yards with the first unit, while talented juniors Michael Bush and Kolby Smith found running room tough to come by. Bush carried 16 times for 38 yards, while Smith logged the ball eight times for 38 yards. Bush scored on a three-yard run and also plunged in from one-yard on a fourth and goal play.

Red-shirt freshman Mario Urrutia had five catches for 114 yards and a 30-yard touchdown catch, while sophomore Harry Douglas had four receptions for 68 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown pass from red-shirt freshman Hunter Cantwell, who was 10-of-17 for 162 yards.

Red-shirt freshman George Stripling carried seven times for 40 yards, including a 33-yard TD run. Sophomore Reggie Bradshaw toted the ball six times for 62 yards, which included a long run of 40 yards for a score.

The Cardinals return to the practice field on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.


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