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Teddy Bridgewater throws for 397 yards to lead Louisville to blowout win versus EKU

The Eastern Kentucky University football team fell at No. 8 Louisville, 44-7, on Saturday afternoon at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.


uoflThe EKU defense limited the Cardinals to just 78 yards on 28 carries, but the Colonels could not contain Louisville quarterback and Heisman candidate Teddy Bridgewater, who finished the day 23 for 32 for 397 yards and four touchdowns.


Bridgewater orchestrated scoring drives of 75 and 72 yards in the first quarter alone, giving UofL a quick 14-0 lead.


Turnovers, meanwhile, hurt EKU in the first half, as junior quarterback Jared McClain was picked off early in the second quarter and freshman running back J.J. Jude coughed up the ball on the Colonels’ very next drive, helping Louisville take a 27-0 lead at halftime.


Louisville led 37-0 before EKU got on the board with a 15-yard touchdown pass from McClain to freshman wide receiver Devin Borders with 3:23 remaining in the third quarter. The leaping grab in the corner of the end zone was Borders’ first career score.


On Louisville’s next drive, though, Bridgewater found DeVante Parker for a 42-yard touchdown to make it 44-7. The Cardinals ran out the clock from there.


From EKU Sports Information Department

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