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Teddy Bridgewater has monster game in Louisville’s rout of Ohio

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All the off-season chatter that No. 9 Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater might be the first quarterback taken in next year’s NFL draft looked spot-on on Sunday as the junior sliced and diced Ohio to the tune of 355 yards and a career-high-tying five touchdowns in his team’s 49-7 route of the Bobcats.

Bridgewater picked up where he left off in last year’s Sugar Bowl against Florida, completing 23 of 28 passes, including his first nine throws as the Cardinals raced out of the gate with 42 unanswered points.

Louisville’s offense was a well-oiled machine, accumulating 615 total yards while going 13 of 16 on third down conversions. It was good on the ground, too, racking up 199 yards, including 48 from former Auburn star Michael Dyer.

Ohio looked overwhelmed all game long and didn’t get on the scoreboard until late in the third quarter when Ryan Boykin scored on a 10-yard run. The Bobcats managed just 273 total yards and missed two field goals.

It was important for Bridgewater and Louisville to look as dominating as possible considering they were taking part in one of just two games played on Sunday. They did just that. But will it make a lasting impression with the college football world?

It’s hard to say. After all, we may not see much of Louisville in the weeks to come, as the Cardinals will spend September playing the likes of Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky and Florida International. It’ll be difficult for Louisville to make a case for itself as one of the nation’s best teams against such a lackluster slate. The same goes for Bridgewater and his Heisman hopes.

In the end, voters who feel Louisville is the best team and that Bridgewater is the best player may have little to go on other than faith.

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17 Responses to “Teddy Bridgewater has monster game in Louisville’s rout of Ohio”
  1. floridacock says: Sep 1, 2013 7:55 PM

    It was Ohio

  2. jimbo75025 says: Sep 1, 2013 8:08 PM

    Unfortunate for Louisville that their “dead year” before moving to the ACC will be their best team in a, well ever. As things are, lack of basically any competition will kill both the team and Bridgewater with voters when push comes to shove near the end of the season.

  3. nickp91 says: Sep 1, 2013 9:03 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater is going to be a star NFL QB

  4. barbeaux says: Sep 1, 2013 10:38 PM

    I hate heisman talk the first week or two. The only one that may have merit is clemson’s Boyd. He played a quality opponent. The rest haven’t yet.

  5. classyjacklambert says: Sep 1, 2013 11:21 PM

    Impressive. But Tajh Boyd’s feat was more so considering the level of competition he faced.

  6. donth8thehorns says: Sep 2, 2013 1:16 AM

    Teddy will look good in a Viking uniform

  7. v2the4 says: Sep 2, 2013 1:44 AM

    Teddy did look awesome today, and his throws were dead on the money….he throws the best spiral in all of college football, and if Louisville doesnt get bored, they should go 12-0, and will probably match up with an sec/big 10 or big 12 school in a bowl game.

    as for pro prospects….both mel kipper and todd mcshay from espin have Teddy B as #2 behind Jadeveon Clowney and #1 on their QB board….

    I see Oakland, Jacksonville, the NY Jets, Cleveland or St Louis in this kids future

  8. blitz4848 says: Sep 2, 2013 8:09 AM

    The addition of ex-Auburn RB Dyer will help make Bridgewater even more effective–he already is one of the most accurate QBs in college.

  9. riversbreedlove says: Sep 2, 2013 10:00 AM

    ( Iverson voice) “We’re talking about Ohio. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about Ohio, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about Ohio. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last but we’re talking about Ohio man….too bad Bridgewater won’t play in the BCS game, schedule is worse than some high school teams.

  10. ytownjoe says: Sep 2, 2013 10:11 AM

    With the second pick of the 2014 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns pick QB Teddy Bridgewater.

  11. longtallsam says: Sep 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    When considering the competition, Boyd was much more impressive. And he clearly outplayed Georgia’s Murray, who has also been considered a Heisman candidate.

  12. thraiderskin says: Sep 2, 2013 11:53 AM

    Louisville looked good, Bobcats or not, they looked clean and beat a team that came to win… You can downplay the Bobcats, but UL has beaten UF and Ohio in their last two games. I don’t know if this guy is going to win the heisman after one game, but your resume building starts somewhere and this was a good start.

    Since we are doing the “they only played against …” game, then TAMU only played against Rice (+21), Ohio State only played against Buffalo (+20), Florida only played against Toledo (+18) and ND only played against Temple (+22).

    Oh yeah, I’m not a UL fan, I’m a fan of one of those “only played against” teams I listed.

  13. barbeaux says: Sep 2, 2013 12:01 PM

    ^you may think you’re being so unique, but that’s the point everyone else is saying. Tajh Boyd has the more impressive win of the day.

  14. thraiderskin says: Sep 2, 2013 12:35 PM

    not looking to be “so unique”, I just care more about the throws Bridgewater made and how much more crisp his throws looked compared to all the other hopefuls. I have nothing against Boyd, but his teammates had to do a little bit more to make Boyd look better than Teddy’s did. To me, Teddy looks like the better QB… Clemson’s win (as a team) is better.

  15. classyjacklambert says: Sep 2, 2013 12:46 PM

    Boyd had some pretty impressive throws as well and some that were placed perfectly in the end zone and dropped by bad receiver adjustments. I didn’t see the Louisville game so I can’t say Bridgewater wasn’t impressive and the stat line clearly shows he had a heck of a game, but in the end Georgia is a better opponent than Ohio and I think you gotta say Boyd had the better icing on the cake than Bridgewater so far. But let’s not rush to judgment, you can almost always throw out most of what you see the first week unless it’s just terrible.

  16. realfootballfan says: Sep 2, 2013 2:05 PM

    Bridgewater is going to be a stud in the NFL.

  17. mgavin78 says: Sep 3, 2013 1:03 PM

    Jags get teddy. Yessss!!!!

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