Boxscore
Louisville 28, Florida International 21
Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - FIU Stadium
Attendance - 12318

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisville 7 7 7 7 28
Florida International 7 7 0 7 21

Recap

No. 18 Louisville 28, Florida International 21: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the 18th-ranked Cardinals held off the upset-minded Golden Panthers in Miami.

Bridgewater’s 1-yard dive on the first play of the fourth quarter gave Louisville (4-0) a 28-14 lead, and the Cardinals had just enough to avenge last year’s loss to FIU at home. The sophomore from Miami passed for 194 yards while going 19-of-36.

Louisville benefited from roughing the punter penalty to run out the clock in the final minutes after the injury-plagued Golden Panthers (1-3) pulled within seven on freshman E.J. Hilliard’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Younger with 4:53 remaining.

FIU’s leading rusher Kedrick Rhodes was held out with an ankle injury and the Golden Panthers lost starting quarterback Jake Medlock and running back Darian Mallary to injuries in the second quarter. Hilliard was forced to make his debut and was 9 of 10 passing for 82 yards.

Touchdown runs by Mallary, his sixth of the season, and Medlock put Louisville behind for the first time this season, 14-7, midway through the second quarter. But Bridgewater responded by capping a 77-yard drive with a 1-yard pass to Andrell Smith with 26 seconds remaining to tie it 14-14 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jeremiah Harden rushed for 102 yards to lead FIU. … Bridgewater threw his first two interceptions of the season. …. Louisville is 4-0 for only the fourth time since 1993 and the first time since 2006.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:49
Louisville   TD  Florida International 0 - Louisville 7
1st Quarter - 2:14
Florida International   TD  Florida International 7 - Louisville 7
2nd Quarter - 7:08
Florida International   TD  Florida International 14 - Louisville 7
2nd Quarter - 0:26
Louisville   TD  Florida International 14 - Louisville 14
3rd Quarter - 12:31
Louisville   TD  Florida International 14 - Louisville 21
4th Quarter - 14:54
Louisville   TD  Florida International 14 - Louisville 28
4th Quarter - 4:53
Florida International   TD  Florida International 21 - Louisville 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisville Florida International
W/L 4 - 0 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisville Florida International
Score 28 21
First Downs 21 17
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-14
57%
5-for-10
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 323 326
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-129 34-128
Average/Rush 4.2 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 19-36 19-26
Passing Yards 194 198
Average/Pass Play 5.4 7.3
Penalties-Yards 5-45 11-86
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 29:37 30:23

PLAYER STATS

Louisville (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 19/36 194 2 2
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Medlock 10/16 116 0 0
E. Hillard 9/10 82 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Perry 11 74 6.7 0
J. Wright 14 43 3.1 1
T. Bridgewater 4 16 4.0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Harden 20 102 5.1 0
D. Mallary 5 12 2.4 1
S. Coleman 3 9 3.0 0
L. Hammonds, Jr. 1 6 6.0 0
J. Medlock 2 5 2.5 1
E. Hillard 2 -5 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Smith 5 50 10.0 1
D. Parker 3 47 15.7 0
S. Radcliff 3 29 9.7 0
J. Wright 2 25 12.5 0
D. Copeland 3 21 7.0 0
N. Heuser 2 11 5.5 1
S. Perry 1 11 11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Younger 5 73 14.6 1
W. Times 7 58 8.3 0
Y. Griner 4 54 13.5 0
M. Jean-Louis 2 13 6.5 0
W. Wright 1 0 0.0 0
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