Louisville 49, Ohio 7

Date - Sunday, September 1, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Attendance - 55332

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Ohio 0 0 7 0 7
Louisville 14 14 14 7 49

Recap


No. 9 Louisville 49, Ohio 7:
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 355 yards and tied a career high with five touchdown passes as the Cardinals pounded visiting Ohio. 

Bridgewater was 23-of-28, and his five touchdown passes were the most by a Louisville quarterback in a season opener, breaking Hunter Cantwell's mark of four in 2007. The Heisman Trophy hopeful hooked up with Damian Copeland for scoring strikes of 34 and 19 yards in the first quarter and added touchdown tosses of 27, 40 and 25 yards to three other receivers in the rout. 

Louisville's defense also dominated, holding the Bobcats to 88 total yards in the first half and 273 for the game, as Ohio star Beau Blankenship was limited to 22 yards on 12 carries. Ohio broke up the shutout on the last play of the third quarter, when Ryan Boykin powered into the end zone from 10 yards out. 

Kai De La Cruz caught four passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals, hauling in a 40-yard strike from Bridgewater in the second quarter and a 30-yard toss from backup Will Gardner in the fourth.

Senorise Perry got the start in the backfield for Louisville and rushed for 58 yards on 13 carries. Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer added 48 yards on four rushes, including a 46-yard TD burst to make it 35-0 early in the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bobcats fell to 0-17 all-time against top-25 opponents. … Bridgewater passed Stefan Lefors for fifth place on Louisville's all-time passing yards list and surpassed Jay Gruden for the fourth-most touchdown passes in school history. … Ohio lost LB Keith Moore, one of its defensive captains, to an ankle injury on its first defensive series. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:13
Louisville   TD  Louisville 7 - Ohio 0
1st Quarter - 6:55
Louisville   TD  Louisville 14 - Ohio 0
2nd Quarter - 13:32
Louisville   TD  Louisville 21 - Ohio 0
2nd Quarter - 3:44
Louisville   TD  Louisville 28 - Ohio 0
3rd Quarter - 10:25
Louisville   TD  Louisville 35 - Ohio 0
3rd Quarter - 6:28
Louisville   TD  Louisville 42 - Ohio 0
3rd Quarter - 0:00
Ohio   TD  Louisville 42 - Ohio 7
4th Quarter - 12:11
Louisville   TD  Louisville 49 - Ohio 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Ohio Louisville
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Ohio Louisville
Score 7 49
First Downs 13 25
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-15
33%
13-for-16
81%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 273 615
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-81 40-199
Average/Rush 2.9 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 15-31 25-31
Passing Yards 192 416
Average/Pass Play 6.0 13.0
Penalties-Yards 2-10 11-90
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 22:44 37:16

PLAYER STATS

Ohio (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Tettleton 11/23 140 0 0
D. Vick 4/8 52 0 1
Louisville (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 23/28 355 5 1
W. Gardner 2/3 61 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Boykin 7 39 5.6 1
B. Blankenship 12 22 1.8 0
T. Edmond 3 20 6.7 0
D. Patterson 4 2 0.5 0
D. Vick 2 -2 -1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Perry 13 58 4.5 0
M. Dyer 4 48 12.0 1
D. Brown 7 40 5.7 0
B. Radcliff 6 34 5.7 0
C. Lamb 4 13 3.2 0
R. Clark 1 5 5.0 0
B. Butler 1 3 3.0 0
T. Bridgewater 2 1 0.5 0
W. Gardner 1 -1 -1.0 0
M. Harris 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Foster 2 56 28.0 0
C. Cochran 3 48 16.0 0
A. Talbert 1 36 36.0 0
D. Patterson 2 22 11.0 0
M. Waters 3 20 6.7 0
B. Blankenship 2 7 3.5 0
J. Reid 1 5 5.0 0
S. Smith 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. De La Cruz 4 116 29.0 2
D. Copeland 6 98 16.3 2
D. Parker 4 73 18.2 1
E. Rogers 3 64 21.3 0
R. Clark 4 43 10.8 1
G. Christian 2 11 5.5 0
S. Perry 1 9 9.0 0
M. Dyer 1 2 2.0 0