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Gardner throws 4 TDs, Dyer runs for 2 scores as Red team routs White 56-13 in spring scrimmage

  • New Louisville coach Bobby Petrino reacts after a play during the annual Red-White NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    New Louisville coach Bobby Petrino reacts after a play during the annual Red-White NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville's senior wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) makes this catch after getting past defender Jordan Streeter (39) in their NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    Louisville's senior wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) makes this catch after getting past defender Jordan Streeter (39) in their NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville quarterback Will Gardner (11) drops back to pass as head coach Bobby Petrino watches in the background during a NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

    Louisville quarterback Will Gardner (11) drops back to pass as head coach Bobby Petrino watches in the background during a NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)  (The Associated Press)

Will Gardner threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half, and Michael Dyer ran for two scores to help the Red squad rout the White 56-13 in Louisville's spring game Friday night.

Bobby Petrino's first spring in his second stint as Louisville's coach drew 27,500 for the Cardinals' first night scrimmage in three years. His first-team offense proceeded to provide a promising look at life after the departure of star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Gardner completed his first seven passes en route to finishing 32 of 37 for 542 yards — 356 by halftime. Dyer, the former Auburn star, helped both teams: he rushed for 99 yards on 10 carries for the Red, and added 51 yards and a 27-yard TD on four carries for the White.

James Quick caught five passes for 152 yards and a TD.

White team tailback L.J. Scott had 92 yards on 13 attempts.