Press conferences don’t have to be intense
When you play disciplined football, don’t turn the ball around or make silly mistakes and penalties, a dominant performance is possible. That’s exactly what the University of Louisville did in the loss to South Florida last weekend.
“It proves that if you go out and don’t fight you have a great opportunity,” coach Scott Satterfield said after the win. “We came out and dominated the game. I thought our guys were focused and playing that way. It proved we could do it. With a commitment each week to get out there and stay focused on the task at hand. When we’re like that, it’s more about us than who we play.
Quarterback Malik Cunningham had a “Malik” type game. The fifth-year senior ran for three touchdowns of 40, 35 and eight yards while passing for another. He had 113 yards rushing and 14 of 22 passes for 186 yards.
“I give credit to my teammates for opening the holes for me and blocking the pitch,” Cunningham said. “Without them, I couldn’t do a lot of these things.
The current game produced 283 cards for 506 yards. Running backs Trevion Cooley with 75, Tiyon Evans with 51 and Jawhar Jordan with 38.
“It’s a blessing to have these guys behind me,” Cunningham said. “They do a lot of dirty work that is invisible, so every time I get the chance to hand over to them, I find myself staring.
“We needed this one. It’s the start of something good. Next we have Boston College, so we have to get back to work.
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Boston College limps into Saturday’s noon kickoff after winning one game in four tries. The Eagles only scored 45 points, averaging 15 points per game. Florida State beat British Columbia 44-14 on Saturday night.
The Vegas guys made Louisville an 11-point favorite.