It was another big week on the field for Louisville junior running back Senorise Perry, but he’s quickly turned that performance into some off-the-field accolades as well. Perry was named Big East offensive player of the week after his 4 touchdown 101 yard outing against Pittsburgh on Saturday. It was his second consecutive 100-yard game and he’s now officially the conference’s leading scorer averaging 9.0 points per game. He’s also rushed for a team-high 559 yards on the season, good for around 5.8 yards per carry. Perry’s 3rd overall in the Big East in rushing yard average, checking in at 93.1 yards per game. Head coach Charlie Strong, when asked today at his press conference about Perry’s surprising stats, quipped that it “wasn’t a very smart coaching move” to have kept him at defensive back over these last two years. Perry, despite being one of the fastest players on the team, was buried on the depth chart at DB before volunteering to make the move to offense this spring. It was a move that’s obviously paid dividends for Louisville’s offense.
* It’s also worth noting that during his press conference, Strong said that as long as Perry and Jeremy Wright remain healthy, Dominique Brown will likely end up redshirting. Brown has yet to play in a game this season as he continues to suffer from a nagging knee injury. The staff has no intentions of blowing a whole year of eligibility unless it’s absolutely necessary.