Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - In what was likely his final game at
Louisville, junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater put an exclamation point on a
stellar collegiate career with the Cardinals.
Bridgewater threw for a career-high 447 yards and three touchdowns while also
rushing for a score, and the Louisville defense stifled Miami-Florida en route
to a 36-9 triumph in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Billed by most as the top quarterback prospect for the 2014 NFL Draft,
Bridgewater completed 35-of-45 passes and became Louisville's all-time leader
for TD tosses in a single season with his 31st scoring strike of the year.
Louisville (12-1) held the Hurricanes to just 173 total yards, including a
minuscule 13 on the ground, and an 0-for-11 mark on third-down efficiency,
as the Cardinals secured their second 12-win season in school history and
first since 2006.
Louisville's stout defense caused problems for Stephen Morris throughout the
game, with the senior signal-caller completing just 12-of-27 passes for 160
yards for the Hurricanes (9-4), who were making their first postseason
appearance since 2010 following a self-imposed two-year bowl ban due to
improper benefits from a booster.
Gus Edwards found the end zone from two yards out early in the fourth for
Miami's only offensive score of the game.
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