Louisville receiving leader Jaylen Smith did not play in the No. 19 Cardinals' 42-3 rout of Kent State on Saturday
because of a wrist injury that coach Bobby Petrino said will keep him out at least another game.
Louisville's Jaylen Smith (9) runs against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Petrino announced before the game that Smith, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound junior who leads the team with 22 receptions for 379 yards with two touchdowns, would not play. Other receivers stepped as Louisville (3-1) regrouped from last week's 47-21 loss
to No. 2 Clemson by dominating the Golden Flashes (1-3) in the non-conference game.
Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and redshirt freshman backup Jawon Pass spread the ball around, with Seth Dawkins and Javonte Bagley each catching a touchdown pass from Jackson.
Afterward, the coach said Smith's absence could be longer without being specific.
"Jaylen (Smith) has got an injury, unfortunately, and the timetable is kind of up in the air," Petrino said. "He won't play next week for sure (against FCS Murray State). It’s a sad thing. He’s been playing really, really well for us and he’s our go-to-guy.”