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Kyle Bolin And Reggie Bonnafon Both Expected To Play In Bowl Game

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Pat Thomas

Louisville fans have been wondering for exactly a month now who the team's starting quarterback will be in the final game of the Cardinals' 2014 season. It appears they're not going to get an answer until just before that game kicks off.

U of L head coach Bobby Petrino told the media on Monday that he's not going to reveal who's going to be the starting quarterback in his team's Belk Bowl showdown against Georgia, but added that he expects both redshirt freshman Kyle Bolin and true freshman Reggie Bonnafon to see the field.

"We're real fortunate that we have two guys who have experience and have been in big games and won games for us," Petrino said. "We're going to let you see when they run out there who the starter is. I do feel like both of them will definitely play."

Reports out of practice this week indicate that the two players have seen equal reps with the first team, and that neither player (nor anyone else among the offensive unit) seem to know which is going to be handed the ball on Tuesday.

Bonnafon, who started five games for U of L this season, left the regular season finale against Kentucky in the second quarter with an injury to his left leg. Redshirt freshman backup Kyle Bolin then entered the game and threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cardinals to a 44-40 victory.

Bonnafon has appeared in nine of Louisville's 12 games this season, completing 60-of-117 passes for 850 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions. He also carried the ball 71 times for 320 yards and five more scores. Bolin had thrown just seven passes prior to the UK game.