UofL FOOTBALL | Cardinals' loss is a culmination of poor practices

09/13/2015 11:30 AM

LOUISVILLE – The Louisville football team fell to The Houston Cougars yesterday 34 – 31, and is now 0-2 heading into their conference opener on Thursday against Clemson. The Cards could not overcome multiple turnovers on offense, the special teams gave up big plays including one touchdown return, and Head Coach Bobby Petrino called the defense disappointing to top it all off.

The lackluster performance on game day started well before the cards ever stepped on the field. After suffering a loss to Auburn a week earlier, The Cards could not shake off the weight of defeat and dedicate the necessary focus to Houston during practice and they got burned because of it. Petrino said practices lacked energy and focus and his players agree.

The contest featured a face off of dual-threat quarterbacks for most of the game, but it was Louisville’s Kyle Bolin who kept the Cardinals alive in the fourth quarter. Bolin came off the bench to relieve freshman Lamar Jackson, and led the Cardinals on two straight scoring drives. Bolin said after the game he approaches every Cardinal practice as if he is the starting QB, and that all the Louisville quarterbacks are capable of leading the team if their numbers are called.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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