The University of Louisville defensive unit gained a measure of redemption on national television Wednesday, allowing Kansas State only 30 total yards on the ground. Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman, he with the 75% pass completions entering the game, was able to connect on only 22 of 42 attempts. Still managed to throw for three touchdowns, and defensive coordinator Ron English will be in some players’ faces over the next few days.
Getting Victor Anderson to change his commitment from West Virginia to Louisville was the best thing to happen for the UofL offense since Michael Bush. Anderson is not only quick but he is a tough little guy, shedding tacklers almost by sheer will on his way to 183 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He would have been a nightmare in a Mountaineer uniform.
Tim Dougherty probably won the extra point and field goal kicking duties after Chris Philpott’s agonizing performances with those duties. Philpott, however, may be more adept on kickoffs, averaging 65 yards to Dougherty’s 60.
Nice crowd of 42,208 for a Wednesday night game, many fans still without elecricity at home, putting that behind them, getting rewarded handsomely for their efforts. Still too many leaving a good football game early; that’s tough to figure.