Louisville 44, Eastern Kentucky 7

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Attendance - 53647

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Eastern Kentucky 0 0 0 7 7
Louisville 14 13 10 7 44

Recap


No. 8 Louisville 44, Eastern Kentucky 7: Teddy Bridgewater threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-32 passing as the Cardinals cruised past the visiting Colonels.

Wide receiver DeVante Parker pulled in five catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns for Louisville (2-0), which dominated from the start. Parker and Damian Copeland each caught first quarter touchdown strikes for the Cardinals, who led 27-0 at halftime.
 
Eastern Kentucky (1-1) struggled all day against the Cardinals' defense, totaling only 206 yards on the day and committing a pair of turnovers. Quarterback Jared McClain threw for 85 yards and ran for 27 more but threw a costly interception and only found the end zone in the fourth quarter with the game already far out of reach.

Louisville needed less than five minutes to get on the board, with Copeland's touchdown snare from eight yards out capping a nine-play, 75-yard drive to open the game. Bridgewater was 5-for-5 passing for 59 yards on the Cardinals' first possession - a relative mirror image to his 6-for-6 opening drive performance against 
Ohio last week, which also culminated in a touchdown pass to Copeland.

Safety Calvin Pryor intercepted McClain at midfield with Louisville leading 17-0 early in the second quarter, thwarting the Colonels best offensive opportunity to that point and setting up a Senorise Perry 5-yard touchdown run three plays later to extend the lead and effectively cement the outcome. Pryor went on to return a fumble for 22 yards on Eastern Kentucky's next possession and recorded seven tackles to pace the Cardinals' defense.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Redshirt Junior TE Gerald Christian, a transfer from Florida who sat out 2012, had five catches for 74 yards and a touchdown for Louisville. ... After averaging 205.7 rushing  yards per game in 2012 and tallying 207 against Robert Morris last week, the Colonels gained just 107 yards on the ground against the Cardinals. ... Senior LB Preston Brown doubled his career sack total, pulling down McClain twice.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:26
Louisville   TD  Louisville 7 - Eastern Kentucky 0
1st Quarter - 3:11
Louisville   TD  Louisville 14 - Eastern Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 10:08
Louisville   FG  Louisville 17 - Eastern Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 8:25
Louisville   TD  Louisville 24 - Eastern Kentucky 0
2nd Quarter - 3:53
Louisville   FG  Louisville 27 - Eastern Kentucky 0
3rd Quarter - 9:08
Louisville   FG  Louisville 30 - Eastern Kentucky 0
3rd Quarter - 3:23
Louisville   TD  Louisville 37 - Eastern Kentucky 0
4th Quarter - 12:45
Eastern Kentucky   TD  Louisville 37 - Eastern Kentucky 7
4th Quarter - 9:08
Louisville   TD  Louisville 44 - Eastern Kentucky 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Eastern Kentucky Louisville
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Eastern Kentucky Louisville
Score 7 44
First Downs 12 22
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-13
38%
7-for-13
54%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 206 475
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-107 28-78
Average/Rush 2.5 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 10-16 23-34
Passing Yards 99 397
Average/Pass Play 5.0 11.7
Penalties-Yards 5-60 4-40
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:47 29:13

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. McClain 8/13 85 1 1
K. Romano 2/3 14 0 0
Louisville (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 23/32 397 4 0
W. Gardner 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. McClain 11 27 2.5 0
T. Owens 5 26 5.2 0
J. Sanders 10 19 1.9 0
C. Watkins 5 14 2.8 0
J. Jude 7 10 1.4 0
B. De La Cruz 3 9 3.0 0
R. Lawson 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Perry 13 36 2.8 1
M. Dyer 7 22 3.1 0
D. Brown 6 13 2.2 0
W. Gardner 1 8 8.0 0
T. Bridgewater 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Glover 2 35 17.5 0
D. Borders 3 32 10.7 1
J. Landing 2 16 8.0 0
T. Owens 1 9 9.0 0
R. Lawson 1 5 5.0 0
N. Watts 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Parker 5 134 26.8 2
G. Christian 5 74 14.8 1
E. Rogers 3 67 22.3 0
R. Hubbell 1 37 37.0 0
D. Copeland 3 32 10.7 1
R. Clark 4 24 6.0 0
B. Butler 1 17 17.0 0
K. De La Cruz 1 12 12.0 0