Lamb sparks the Cards with kickoff return

Corvin Lamb

Corvin Lamb gave the University of Louisville football team a big-time spark with the Cardinal Authority Play of the Game - a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Corvin Lamb provided a major spark for the University of Louisville football team on Monday night at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

Lamb left the Miami Hurricanes in his wake, returning a second-quarter kick 97 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in a 31-13 win on opening night.

Lamb’s TD came after Miami had taken a 10-7 lead with 4:51 left in the first half and after the Cardinals had stalled a bit on offense.

But the spark by Lamb got things going again and was the Cardinal Authority Play of the Game. It was his second career touchdown.

”The return was a huge play for us,” U of L coach Bobby Petrino said. “We were sitting right there and he was able to get it and take it to the house. He's a guy whose speed shows up every day in practice. We’ve just got to find a way to get him the ball and get him involved in our offense, as well as special teams.

”He's coming off an injury and we didn't get to see him a lot in the spring, but he keeps getting better every day in practice.”

On this night, Lamb was the man on the return. He had two returns for 116 total yards but didn’t touch it on offense.

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