Louisville, Ky. - Junior Stefan LeFors and redshirt freshman Justin Rascati each tossed a pair of touchdown passes as the University of Louisville football team held its first scrimmage of the season on Saturday morning.
LeFors completed 9-of-11 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns and ran another one in, while Rascati stayed in the quarterback derby going 7-of-9 for 123 yards and two scores.
"Our quarterbacks played well," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "They each got a lot of reps this morning. We'll get to watch the video today and further evaluate the position, but I was pleased with the way they threw the football."
Rascati tossed a 32-yard touchdown to a wide open Joshua Tinch on the second possession. Tinch paced the Cardinal receiving corps with five catches for 103 yards and three touchdowns. He made an acrobatic 24-yard catch from LeFors for another touchdown, and later scored on a 15-yard pass from LeFors.
Freshman Kolby Smith led the ground attack with 82 yards on 17 carries and senior T.J. Patterson rushed 12 times for 70 yards. Sophomore Eric Shelton carried 14 times for 58 yards.
On defense, juniors Robert McCune and Marcus Jones each had six stops.
"We have a lot of work to do on each side of the football," said Petrino. "Early on in the scrimmage, the defense took control. They made a couple of key short-yardage stops in the first half. However, the offense came back in the second part of the scrimmage and moved the football."
Stefan LeFors 9-11 155 yds. 2 TD, Justin Rascaiti 7-9 123 yds. 2 TD, Michael Bush 8-17 109 yds. 1 TD
Lionel Gates 7-19, Eric Shelton 14-58 1 TD, Kolby Smith 17-82 1 TD, T.J. Patterson 12-70 1 TD, D.J. Kamer 1-1 1 TD, Stefan LeFors 5-3 1 TD, Justin Rascati 1-4, Reggie Bradshaw 8-35 1 TD
Joshua Tinch 5-103 3 TD, J.R. Russell 4-49, Tiger Jones 3-49 1 TD, Victor Glenn 2-18, Adam McCauley 2-53 1 TD, Broderick Clark 2-52, Chad Jorgensen 1-8, Lionel Gates 2-21, Brian Hall 1-11, Harry Douglas 1-19, Reggie Bradshaw 1-4
Robert McCune 6, Marcus Jones 6, James Jackson 5, Brandon Johnson 6 (Sack), James Greene 4