Balance in the backfield helps lead the Cards to victory

09/08/2014 07:30 AM

One of the overwhelming story lines from Louisville’s season opening win over Miami was the workload of Dominique Brown, who carried the ball 33 times for 133 yards.

Heading into Saturday’s game against Murray State, many believed Brown wouldn’t have to carry the Cards like that again, and that was indeed the case. He toted the rock only five times, gaining 40 yards and scoring a touchdown on a relatively light night.

L.J. Scott made the most of his opportunity as the Cards second running back. The big, bruising freshman rushed for 126 yards and scored a touchdown on one of his 11 carries.

Brandon Radcliff also added 97 yards, and as a whole the UofL ran for 343 yards during a blowout 66-21 win over Murray State.

After the game, head coach Bobby Petrino and L.J. Scott discussed the breakout performance of the freshman back and the depth that was showcased Saturday night.

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