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.