Some excited youngsters get their L's up in Louisville's romp over South Florida (Mike DeZarn photo).

The University of Louisville football team’s win over South Florida at sun-drenched Cardinal Stadium was what everyone wanted. A blowout win against an over-matched opponent.

Coach Scott Satterfield enjoying his team’s perfect game (Mike DeZarn photo).

“We put together a really nice complete game,” said Coach Scott Satterfield. “We dominated came in focused and played that way.”

Quarterback Malik Cunningham looked more like his old self running for three touchdowns and throwing another. Cunningham had touchdown runs of 40, 35, eight yards and a 26 yard TD pass to Jaelin Carter.

The Cardinals (2-2) led 28-0 at halftime and had their best offensive day this season totaling 542 yards to 158 for the Bulls.

“Defensively, we did not give up the big plays. Offensively and defensively we did not shoot ourselves in the foot as far as penalties go.”

Satterfield with high praise for quarterback Malik Cunningham.

“He’s a special player. He gets a lot of criticism at times when he doesn’t play great. He’s not going to be perfect.”

The fifth year senior became only the eighth player in NCAA history to rush for over 3,000 yards and 8,000 passing. “I just give credit to my teammates for opening the holes for me blocking,” said Cunningham. “I’m blessed to be that person. Kudos to me I guess.”

Louisville’s defense was outstanding causing three turnovers and holding the Bulls without a touchdown. “Everyone was doing their job,” said linebacker Yasir Abdullah, who was credited two solo tackles and three assists. “We did everything we planned throughout the week in preparation.”

The Cardinals play the next two games at Boston College and Virginia before an open date. They return home Oct. 22 to face Pittsburgh.

Oh to be young again and looking to decades of UofL football (Mike DeZarn photo).
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By Ed Peak

Ed Peak has covered UofL sports since 1973, as a student reporter, as a correspondent for the Courier-Journal, a freelancer for the Associated Press and United Press International, as well as ScoreCard, Fox Sports and CBS radio.