Louisville 31, Connecticut 10

Date - Friday, November 8, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - Rentschler Field
Attendance - 27104

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Louisville 7 14 7 3 31
Connecticut 0 3 0 7 10

Recap


No. 16 Louisville 31, Connecticut 10: Teddy Bridgewater threw for 288 yards and a touchdown while the visiting Cardinals also got touchdowns from their defense and special teams to cruise past the winless Huskies.

Damian Copeland finished with six catches for 83 yards while DeVante Parker added five receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown for Louisville (8-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference). The Cardinals forced five turnovers and held Connecticut to 237 total yards.

Geremy Davis was the lone bright spot for the Huskies (0-8, 0-4), collecting six catches for 76 yards against the nation’s third-ranked pass defense. Connecticut, which matched its worst start in school history, scored its only touchdown when Casey Cochran connected with Kamal Abrams on a 14-yard pass with 35 seconds left.

The Cardinals got on the board in the first quarter when the Huskies’ Cole Wagner bobbled a snap and had his punt blocked by Charles Gaines, who scooped up the loose ball and scored from seven yards out. Following a Connecticut field goal to open the second quarter, Bridgewater found Parker for a 28-yard touchdown and Senorise Perry increased the lead to 21-3 before halftime with a 5-yard run.

One play after Bridgewater threw only his third interception of the season late in the third quarter, the Louisville defense got in on the action as Tim Boyle’s pass bounced off the hands of two Connecticut receivers and Cardinals cornerback Terell Floyd before Floyd collected it and ran it back 17 yards for a score.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Cardinals limited the Huskies to 58 yards rushing – the sixth time they have held an opponent to less than 81 yards rushing. … Boyle, who replaced Chandler Whitmer as the starting quarterback four games ago, has yet to throw or run for a touchdown. … Bridgewater, who entered the contest with an FBS-best 73.7 completion percentage, completed a season-low 56.8 percent (21-of-37) of his passes.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:23
Louisville   TD  Connecticut 0 - Louisville 7
2nd Quarter - 14:54
Connecticut   FG  Connecticut 3 - Louisville 7
2nd Quarter - 10:12
Louisville   TD  Connecticut 3 - Louisville 14
2nd Quarter - 2:18
Louisville   TD  Connecticut 3 - Louisville 21
3rd Quarter - 0:18
Louisville   TD  Connecticut 3 - Louisville 28
4th Quarter - 8:45
Louisville   FG  Connecticut 3 - Louisville 31
4th Quarter - 0:35
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 10 - Louisville 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Louisville Connecticut
W/L 8 - 1 - 0 0 - 8 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 0 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Louisville Connecticut
Score 31 10
First Downs 18 16
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
6-for-17
35%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 369 237
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-81 33-58
Average/Rush 2.7 1.8
Passing
Comp-Att 21-37 20-38
Passing Yards 288 179
Average/Pass Play 7.6 4.2
Penalties-Yards 12-101 2-10
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 3
Time of Possession 32:15 27:45

PLAYER STATS

Louisville (8 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 21/37 288 1 1
Connecticut (0 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyle 14/29 113 0 3
C. Cochran 6/9 66 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Brown 9 29 3.2 0
S. Perry 11 27 2.5 1
T. Bridgewater 7 21 3.0 0
D. Copeland 2 6 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. DeLorenzo 13 38 2.9 0
L. McCombs 12 30 2.5 0
M. Hyppolite 1 10 10.0 0
D. Foxx 1 5 5.0 0
T. Boyle 6 -25 -4.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Copeland 6 83 13.8 0
D. Parker 5 71 14.2 1
G. Christian 2 43 21.5 0
M. Harris 1 31 31.0 0
S. Perry 2 15 7.5 0
R. Clark 1 14 14.0 0
R. Hubbell 1 12 12.0 0
D. Brown 2 10 5.0 0
J. Quick 1 9 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Davis 6 76 12.7 0
K. Abrams 2 28 14.0 1
S. Phillips 2 19 9.5 0
S. McQuillan 2 16 8.0 0
B. Lemelle 3 11 3.7 0
M. DeLorenzo 2 9 4.5 0
J. Green 1 9 9.0 0
N. Thomas 1 6 6.0 0
D. Bradley 1 5 5.0 0