August 14, 2006

Urrutia not satisfied

Despite leading his team in yards per game, earning All-Big East second team honors, and racking up three 100-yard receiving games, Mario Urrutia can't help but to feel like something was missing from his freshman season at Louisville. It wasn't touchdowns - Urrutia scored seven of those. Nope, not starts - he was in the game for the opening drive on five occasions. It's not catches either - Mario was third on the team with 37 receptions.

Still, Urrutia stays up at night. He can't get over the fact he watched the entire Kentucky game last season from the sidelines.

"The Kentucky game - it's all I think about," said Urrutia. "I've never played in it, so it is the main game I am looking forward to. I didn't get to play in it last year, so that's the one I'm looking at," he said.

This season, there's no doubt Urrutia will see action against Kentucky. He could be the game's biggest playmaker. Though he didn't play in last season's opener, Urrutia made his presence felt during the rest of the season. He led the team in yards per catch and yards per game.

Like many of the team's key contributors, Urrutia is a Louisville native. Along with Heisman Trophy candidates Brian Brohm and Michael Bush, the Governor's Cup holds a special meaning for the local talents who have been watching the rivalry since its continuation in 1994.

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