In the rain, the quarterback's job is to just do enough to keep the chains moving and no turnovers. Pedestrian stats 9-of-18 130 yards, and Lorenzen fumbled twice on the opening drive and the second one at the 12 was a critical error. Still, he created yards with his legs and when he needed some pass lays late he got them to Brand Kanuch, Terrence Jeffers and a touchdown pass to D.J. Hernandez. You feel confident with Lorenzen back there
Andre Dixon was outstanding with 115 yards rushing and a powerful
The got the ball moving on Louisville in the running game (doesn't everyone), with 175 yards but once again in critical short-yardage were unable to get a yard when it mattered as the Huskies turned it over on downs late in the second quarter at the Cardinals 8. Good job protecting Lorenzen for the most part.
Some drops in the group, but D.J. Hernandez's touchdown catch was a good effort and Brad Kanuch and Terrence Jeffers both had big catches on that final drive. Not much dong from anyone else in the pouring rain at Rentschler Field.
Put just enough pressure on Brohm to get him to check down to receivers. The work of the line against the physical fullback Brock Bolen was phenomenal. Great work inside by Dan Davis and Rob Lunn (5 tackles). Julius Williams got a sack, Cody Brown had one taken away because of a face mask. Good job.
Scott Lutrus had 18 tackles, nine solo, and did an excellent job tackling when Brian Brohm checked down to running backs and tight ends in pass coverage. He is a coverage linebacker and added another interception. On a dry day he may have ran it back for a touchdown. Lansanah added 15 tackles and clinched the game.
No big plays. Longest pass play was 26 yards. Darius Butler was all over
Harry Douglas and the zone coverage forced Brohm to take dump offs and check
Weather helped, but the defensive game plan was executed
to near perfection. Get some pressure, make Brohm check down and tackle. The
coverage design slowed down the Cardinals for the first time this season. No big
plays. Offensive was reigned in by the weather and was very very conservative.
20 rushes to only one pass when the Huskies failed on a fourth and 1 on the