However, unlike his previous three outings when he was removed from the game because the outcome was no longer in question, Beaumont's night on Friday came to an end midway through the third quarter of his team's road game at Louisville Ballard because of an injury. During a Bulldog drive that would eventually help fuel a 41-14 victory, the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder suffered a sprained ankle while attempting to elude multiple would-be tacklers.
"I was trying to do that same play that got me to the end zone, but someone came up underneath and sprained my ankle," he explained, referring to one of his two rushing touchdowns on the night. "It's nothing serious. We have next weekend off, so I'll be fine by the Owensboro game."
Despite two early first quarter fumbles, Beaumont recovered quickly and added two touchdowns before leaving the game. He danced past multiple defenders before leaping for the end zone on a 14-yard run, followed by a 12-yard burst for his second score.
"I did al right tonight," said Beaumont, who also recorded at least five tackles, including one for a loss. "I had two fumbles, but I tried to make it up on defense. I had some good punt returns. Overall, I did okay."
It was his play on special teams that helped make the difference in the win. He set up each of his touchdown runs with long punt returns. He shredded multiple defenders during the first, a 36-yard return, and hit the hole quickly for a 34-yard return to set up his second score.
"I just tried to keep pushing and pushing towards the end zone," he said of his first return that left the majority of the Ballard defenders stunned. "I tried to stay up to get to the end zone, but I came up short."
Among those that made unofficial visits for Louisville's 59-28 win over Kentucky, Beaumont will again be in the stands at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for U of L's match up with Miami on September 16.
While Beaumont had a solid outing, fellow senior Josh Williams deserved the game ball. Williams, who is too good to be a so-called 'hidden gem' plays receiver, defensive back and punts for the Bulldogs. The 6-foot, 180-pound Williams replaced Beaumont in the backfield for the games final 20 minutes.
Williams averages over 100 receiving yards per outing and has scored 8 touchdowns. He scored on 52-yard and 82-yard touchdowns receptions, as well as on a 19-yard scoring run in the win over Ballard.
InsideTheVille.com spoke with Williams following the game and will have more on our conversation with the sure D-I prospect, as well as comments on the play of senior offensive lineman Sam Webb and Top 100 junior Dexter Heyman, soon.