April 6, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The University of Louisville football team conducted its final scrimmage of the spring before next Saturday's spring game. The Cardinals practiced for about two hours, running over 115 plays despite injuries limiting the number of available players.
Head coach Charlie Strong conducted a situational scrimmage on the practice fields, pitting the first offense against the number two defense.
"It went pretty well," Eli Rogers said of the scrimmage. "We have a lot of depth at receiver. DeVante Parker is a big-time playmaker at the wide receiver position. Damian Copeland and Robert Clark are also competing well. Clark is elusive and quick, and is a great addition to our unit."
A goal-line session opened the scrimmage, placing the ball on the two-yard line. The offense got started by converting all their opportunities except for two chances. Quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Will Gardner tossed touchdown passes during that period and running back Dominique Brown was also successful in reaching the end zone.
Bridgewater was extremely accurate all morning, throwing just two incompletions, which included an interception by Calvin Pryor on a seam route. Bridgewater tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass on the same route to Jarrett Davis. Bridgewater also connected with Robert Clark on a nine-yard touchdown pass.
Brown was also the leading rusher for the Cardinals, scoring four touchdowns on runs of 25 yards, six yards and a pair of three-yard runs.
The Cardinals will return to the practice field on Monday afternoon for the final of three practices before Saturday afternoon's Red-White game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.