Louisville (8-1, 4-1 AAC) was plagued by dropped passes all over the field all night long, but against a Connecticut (0-8, 0-4) team still searching for their first win of the season that was not nearly enough to lead to an upset bid. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 288 yards and a touchdown as Louisville dominated UConn, 31-10. The win keeps Louisville in the championship picture for the American.
Louisville’s best shot at winning the American’s BCS bid may have to be by way of a three-way tie for the conference championship. The likely path for that to happen involves Central Florida and Houston each losing a game before the end of the season. Ideally, for Louisville, that would have Houston defeated Central Florida on Saturday and then Louisville beating Houston next week.
That would likely lead to a three-way share of the conference championship and with each team defeating each other in round-robin style, the highest BCS ranking would determine which team gets the conference’s automatic BCS berth. Under that scenario, Louisville would be that team according to the conference’s tie-breaker procedures.
So this weekend Louisville fans will be pulling for Houston, because the Cardinals will get a chance to handle that part of the equation themselves next week and it is not likely Central Florida loses two games the rest of the way.