Cards notch first AAC victory after dominating Temple
The Louisville Cardinals continued with their winning ways Saturday as they defeated the Temple Owls 30-7 in Philadelphia. The Cards picked up their fifth victory on the season, and their first in the conference formerly known as the Big East, the American Athletic Conference.
Bridgewater delivered, once again, with another spectacular game. The junior threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns against the struggling defence of the Owls. The Cardinals’ defense continued their pace of dominance as well, allowing just 255 yards of total offence and allowing just one touchdown in the final minute of the game.
Player of the game: I know I sound like a broken record, but Teddy Bridgewater is essentially this team. The Heisman hopeful started the game off with 15 of 17 passing and never looked back. NFL scouts are surely to take notice, and I don’t think I’m saying anything surprising when I say Bridgewater’s name is going to be called day one in next year’s draft. The only question remaining is, will Bridgewater’s name be the first called come May 8th?
Stat of the game: With Bridgewater’s pair of TD passes Saturday he now pushes his streak to 17 straight games with at least one touchdown toss.
My two cents: Nothing major stands out about this game. Louisville was supposed to win and they did. However, the Cardinals have now dropped in the top 25 polls from seventh to the eighth spot. If the Cards want a shot at a national championship they need more than 23 point victory over a win less team and help from other schools, a lot of help from other schools.
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