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Louisville still doesn’t have a Quarterback

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After eleven games of the 2018 season, Louisville still hasn’t found a quarterback.

Last Saturday against N.C. State, interim head coach Lorenzo Ward gave Malik Cunningham his second start of the season.  Cunningham received the honor after Lamar Jackson’s heir apparent, Jawon “Puma” Pass, was suspended for the first quarter for missing a team obligation.

Cunningham, UofL’s scrambling option, had 100-yards rushing and 90 passing yards on 8-of-14 attempts before a hand injury sidelined him in the fourth quarter.  Pass finished the game with five completions for 67 yards.

Ward said Cunningham will be available to play on Saturday, but the coaching staff will not choose a starting quarterback until later in the week.

After a luxurious two and a half years with Lamar Jackson, Louisville has tried every possible option at quarterback this season.  Puma Pass has not lived up to his name.  The starter for nine games, he’s completed only 54 percent of his passes and thrown 12 interceptions to just 8 eight touchdowns.  Cunningham has thrown for 409 yards and rushed for a team-high 408 yards (yes, UofL’s backup quarterback is their leading rusher).  Jordan Travis played in a few games before he decided to transfer.  After Travis’ departure, Petrino even played the fourth-string walk-on, Sean McCormack, who promptly threw an interception on his first passing attempt at Syracuse.

Whoever Louisville trots out to play quarterback, they’ll see a lot of Josh Allen.  UofL quarterbacks have been sacked 41 times; only Oregon State has surrendered more sacks.

“Josh Allen is the key to that defense,” Ward said. “He can destroy an offense by himself.”

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

10 Comments for Louisville still doesn’t have a Quarterback



  1. Rise
    5:14 pm November 19, 2018 Permalink

    Running QBs does not bode well for Kentucky



    • Middy
      5:21 pm November 19, 2018 Permalink

      For once, running QBs have not been a problem. We have shown some softness around the edges against speedy RBs in recent weeks.



  2. SuperTroy18
    5:24 pm November 19, 2018 Permalink

    Josh Allen has career sack record, and season sack record locked up now. Let’s see if he can get the sack record for a single game. Who knows what it is? I’d just love to see him get it against UL. Would be perfect finale for the end of the regular season.



  3. Le Docteur
    6:50 pm November 19, 2018 Permalink

    Uh oh. Does this mean BOTH their main QBs are “back ups”??? We don’t stand a chance..



  4. tgenardi55
    7:05 pm November 19, 2018 Permalink

    They all will be honorable mention All-Americans for defense against the Gran scheme (run right run right and run right)



    • mashburnfan1
      9:50 pm November 19, 2018 Permalink

      Gran is the only reason this could be a close game or a loss. Good play calling and we win by 20 plus.



    • JohnnyCheeseSticks
      9:32 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed. I would have full confidence that this would be at 20+ blowout if Gran wasn’t the OC. Alas, we are stuck with that POS.



  5. huck
    9:50 pm November 19, 2018 Permalink

    There are different ways to count, but the way I count UK doesn’t have a qb either. Quarterbacks can pass, if our running back throws…. don’t even know which side of the receiver its going and if its 25 yards or more, could be 5 yards off…. either side. If his mind gets made up, he will pass into smothered up double coverage, not knowing within 10 yards where it will land… we need a qb.



  6. Dildo Baggins
    1:35 am November 20, 2018 Permalink

    We don’t have a quarterback either but we do have Terry Turnover



    • JohnnyCheeseSticks
      9:33 pm November 20, 2018 Permalink

      I laughed wayyy too hard at this. And it’s true. He has thrown for 8 TD’s and has 7 INT’s. Pathetic.