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 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -New coach. Same old Brian Brohm.
The Louisville quarterback threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns and the 10th-ranked Cardinals sparkled in coach Steve Kragthorpe's debut, drilling overmatched Murray State 73-10 on Thursday night.
Brohm led Louisville (1-0) to touchdowns on each of the Cardinals' first eight drives, guiding an attack that looked awfully similar to the wide-open system that former coach Bobby Petrino used to lead the Cardinals to national prominence.
Louisville rolled up 655 yards of total offense, and worked with a stunning efficiency. The Cardinals averaged a touchdown once every four plays in the first half, and their longest scoring drive with the starters in took all of 2:58.
Brohm, who decided to return for his senior year rather than enter the NFL Draft last spring, completed 16 of 21 passes, most of them to wide-open receivers who met little resistance against a team that features 72 underclassmen.
Harry Douglas caught five passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns, the first on Louisville's first play from scrimmage in the first half, the other on Louisville's first play from scrimmage in the second half.
By the time Brohm put a towel over his shoulder 20 seconds into the second half, the Cardinals led 56-10. It didn't get much better for the Racers (0-1), a member of the Football Championship Division, formerly Division I-AA.
No. 16 Rutgers 38, Buffalo 3
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Ray Rice rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, Tiquan Underwood had 10 catches for a school-record 248 yards and Mike Teel passed for a career-best 328 yards as the Scarlet Knights opened their most anticipated season.
Coming off an 11-2 season and its first bowl victory, Rutgers gave the crowd of 43,091 - the third largest at home in school history - plenty to cheer about, scoring touchdowns on its first three series and rolling up 563 yards in total offense against a Buffalo team that won two games last season and is picked to finish around the bottom of the Mid-American Conference again this year.
Rice scored on runs 34, 12 and 41 yards.
Teel, who completed 16 of 23 passes, and Underwood combined on scoring pass plays of 65 and 66 yards. Teel's final pass was a 20-yard fourth-quarter pass that pushed Underwood past the old school mark of 237 yards set by Jack Emmer against Holy Cross in 1966.
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