Kolby Smith has big scrimmage

Junior running back <b>Kolby Smith</b> led a Cardinal ground game that racked up over 220-yards during Saturday mornings scrimmage.

The University of Louisville football team finished its sixth practice of the spring with a 150-play scrimmage on Saturday morning at the Papa John's football complex.

After going through five periods of individual drills, the number one offense went against the number one defense and the second units squared off against each other.

In last Monday's first scrimmage, the defense held the upper hand for the first part of the scrimmage, but this time the offense looked better from the beginning.

Sophomore quarterback Brian Brohm showed he's stepping into form by going 21-of-33 for 247 yards and a touchdown. After starting off 6-for-13, Brohm finished 15-for-20 with a 45-yard touchdown pass to Montrel Jones.

The game showed promise at times with Michael Bush, Kolby Smith and George Stripling. Bush carried 17 times for 62 yards, including a two-yard run on the opening series. Smith logged 12 carries for 70 yards and a game-high three touchdowns, scoring on runs of 4, 39 and 1. Stripling, a talented red-shirt freshman, had a game-high 21 carries for 87, including a 25-yard scoring burst.

The receiving corps was led by Montrel Jones, who caught six passes for 128 yards and Jimmy Riley's five receptions for 105 yards. Mario Urrutia had another solid scrimmage with five receptions for 87 yards and Broderick Clark added five for 61.

The Cardinals will take Sunday and Monday off before returning to the field practice on Tuesday, April 12.

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