The Louisville Cardinals and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needed a solid performance today Florida International after an unimpressive showing last week against a struggling Kentucky Wildcats team picked by many to finish last in the SEC.
They managed to score only 27 points while Teddy, the Heisman favorite of many already, was held to just 250 yards passing and a single TD pass, so he and the Cards needed a good showing to day against by-far one of the worst D-I schools in the nation.
Today, Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and Louisville’s defense allowed a school-record 30 yards, helping the No. 7 Cardinals blow away FIU, 72-0.
It was the highest scoring game for the Cardinals (4-0) since a 73-10 victory over Murray State in 2007. It also matched the school’s fifth-largest margin of victory. The UL defense didn’t allow FIU (0-4) a first down until early in the second quarter, and allowed just two for the entire contest.
Bridgewater finished 17/22, with 212 yards to go with his 4 TDs, and will likely remain among the top-3 or 4 players in the nation in the running for the Heisman Trophy. He also became the first FBS quarterback this season to have 3 games with at least 4 TD passes.