Louisville Cardinals’ Teddy Bridgewater takes hit in Heisman campaign

Sep 14, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes the ball against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium. Louisville defeated Kentucky 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports


The Louisville Cardinals don’t exactly play a murderer’s row of a schedule in the American Athletic Conference, so getting an opportunity to play a team from a BCS conference, even if it was the struggling Kentucky Wildcats, picked by many to finish last in the SEC, it still was a game UL quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needed to play well in to boost his Heisman stock.

But that wasn’t the case, as UK fought valiantly to hold the red-hot Cardinal offense to just 27 points, despite turning the ball over three times and going 0-foor-13 on third-down.

Bridgewater finished the game 16/28 (57%) for 250 yards and a score and was sacked  He threw one pass that went right into a UK defender’s chest, but dropped it, and Teddy simply didn’t have the kind of game that he needed to have in order to keep his Heisman campaign trending upward.

Look for him to bounce-back against Florida International at home next week, and still have a good-enough season to end up in the final two or three Heisman finalists.



Topics: Heisman Trophy, Louisville Cardinals, NCAA Foootballl, Teddy Bridgewater

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