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 LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) - The Louisville Cardinals took care of Murray State Saturday evening 66-21 to move to 2 and 0 in the 2014 season.

After the game, head coach Bobby Petrino praised his team's ability to prepare for the game in short week conditions plus complimented Freshman Reggie Bonnafon in his Cardinals debut. 

On win: "We took care of our business. We did what we were supposed to do. It was a real short week. We came out and practiced hard on Wednesday. I was impressed with our effort and how hard we went. Thursday we cut it down a little bit. I wanted to make sure we got to the game fresh. We showed maturity as a team. These games are sometimes hard to play especially coming off a game like Miami where we had so much time to prepare and it was so intense. We showed maturity. We did a nice job preparing for it. We came out and executed well. We got to play a lot of guys. I think that was the best thing about the night. We wanted to make sure we played a lot of players. Guys that helped us win the Miami game but didn't get to play in the Miami game but were able to play tonight. I was happy about that. 

On LJ Scott: One of the things we wanted to make sure we did, was get LJ in the game was when the game still meant something. Our plan was to get him in that third series. It was good to see him run hard and fast.  We've seen that all spring and in practice. Just didn't play him that much against Miami. That was us having a comfort zone with Dom. We are going to need him. 

On Reggie playing: That was a decision that we talked about all week long. Do we play Reggie? Do we hold on to him as a redshirt? We made the decision that we're going to need him.  It's a long season, so let's stick him in that first series of the second quarter. It was good to see the way he executed. Threw the ball well. Ran the ball real well. He had a lot of confidence. That's the thing I liked so much was the confidence. You could see the players rallying around him. 

On Reggie's Maturity: Since the first day he came here, I've been impressed with his maturity, his knowledge of the game, his willingness to study and work hard. He is very talented. Still needs to pick up the timing, get the ball out of his hand a little quicker. He has the arm strength to be late and still be able to complete passes. I think just anticipating, throwing to guys that aren't open, is what we're trying to get him to do a better job. He opens up our offense with his ability to move around and run the ball. So that was good, to see how well he was able to execute that phase of the offense. 

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