Louisville 24, Rutgers 10

Date - Thursday, October 10, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Attendance - 55168

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 0 7 0 3 10
Louisville 3 14 0 7 24

Recap


No. 8 Louisville 24, Rutgers 10: Teddy Bridgewater threw for two touchdowns, Senorise Perry ran for another and the host Cardinals forced four turnovers en route to their eighth straight victory.

Bridgewater finished 21-of-31 for 310 yards and an interception while Damian Copeland set career highs with eight receptions and 115 yards for Louisville (6-0, 2-0 AAC). Perry added a season-high 104 rushing yards, including a critical 42-yard run in the fourth quarter that put the Cardinals in position for a late insurance score.

Gary Nova completed 19-of-36 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown but threw a career-high four interceptions – matching his season total entering the contest – for the Scarlet Knights (4-2, 1-1). Rutgers, which was outgained 461-240, gave up eight sacks and rushed for a season-low 12 yards.

Two plays after Nova was intercepted by James Burgess to begin the second quarter, Bridgewater delivered a 34-yard scoring strike to Kai De La Cruz to stake Louisville to a 10-0 advantage. Perry capped the next drive with a 1-yard score, but Rutgers executed a fake field goal that led to Nova’s 1-yard TD pass to Tyler Kroft that closed the gap to 10 at halftime.

Kyle Federico hit a 36-yard field goal to bring the Scarlet Knights within 17-10 at the start of the final quarter and Anthony Cioffi forced a Bridgewater fumble inside the Rutgers 10 early in the fourth to stall a Cardinals drive. However, Bridgewater took advantage of Nova’s final interception, hitting Eli Rogers over the middle for a 6-yard touchdown to put away the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass for the 18th consecutive game, breaking the school record held by Dave Ragone. … Rutgers DB Lew Toler was carted off the field in the first quarter after suffering a left arm injury. … Louisville played without leading receiver DeVante Parker (right shoulder), who scored six receiving touchdowns over the team’s first five games.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:32
Louisville   FG  Louisville 3 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 14:02
Louisville   TD  Louisville 10 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 8:08
Louisville   TD  Louisville 17 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 2:01
Rutgers   TD  Louisville 17 - Rutgers 7
4th Quarter - 14:10
Rutgers   FG  Louisville 17 - Rutgers 10
4th Quarter - 2:27
Louisville   TD  Louisville 24 - Rutgers 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Louisville
W/L 4 - 2 - 0 6 - 0 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Louisville
Score 10 24
First Downs 15 25
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-13
23%
9-for-13
69%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-4
75%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 240 461
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-12 36-151
Average/Rush 0.4 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 20-37 21-31
Passing Yards 228 310
Average/Pass Play 5.1 9.4
Penalties-Yards 4-33 7-70
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 4 1
Time of Possession 26:48 33:12

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (4 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 19/36 202 1 4
J. Tartacoff 1/1 26 0 0
Louisville (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 21/31 310 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Goodwin 11 38 3.5 0
S. Huggins 6 22 3.7 0
G. Nova 10 -48 -4.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Perry 13 104 8.0 1
D. Brown 6 21 3.5 0
M. Dyer 7 15 2.1 0
T. Bridgewater 7 11 1.6 0
B. Butler 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Coleman 5 66 13.2 0
R. Peele 5 58 11.6 0
T. Kroft 4 44 11.0 1
M. Burton 1 24 24.0 0
J. Goodwin 2 16 8.0 0
Q. Pratt 1 14 14.0 0
L. Carroo 2 6 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Copeland 8 115 14.4 0
K. De La Cruz 3 56 18.7 1
R. Hubbell 3 38 12.7 0
M. Harris 1 33 33.0 0
G. Christian 1 24 24.0 0
E. Rogers 2 17 8.5 1
R. Clark 1 13 13.0 0
D. Brown 1 8 8.0 0
J. Quick 1 6 6.0 0