Louisville 36, Miami 9

Date - Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:45 PM
Location - Florida Citrus Bowl
Attendance - 51098

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 2 0 0 7 9
Louisville 6 16 7 7 36

Recap

 
No. 16 Louisville 36, No. 25 Miami (Fla.) 9: Teddy Bridgewater passed for a career-high 447 yards and tossed three touchdowns as the Cardinals ran away from the Hurricanes at the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

Bridgewater completed 35-of-45 passes, connecting with 10 different receivers, and added a rushing touchdown for Louisville (12-1). DeVante Parker was Bridgewater’s top target, catching nine passes for a season-high 142 yards and a touchdown.

Miami (9-4) managed 174 total yards, including 14 rushing yards on 28 attempts. Hurricanes quarterback Stephen Morris threw for 160 yards but was credited for minus-59 rushing yards, with 39 of those coming on four Louisville sacks.  

The Hurricanes were the first to score, taking a 2-0 lead when Bridgewater was sacked in the end zone by Deon Bush after Pat O’Donnell’s punt pinned the Cardinals at their 2-yard line. Those would be the last points until just over 10 minutes remained as John Wallace booted three straight field goals for Louisville and Bridgewater followed with back-to-back touchdown strikes of 26 yards to Parker and 12 yards to Michaelee Harris for a 22-2 lead that stood at intermission.

Bridgewater didn’t let up in the second half as he hooked up with Senorise Perry on a 24-yard touchdown connection in which Perry did most of the work, catching a middle screen at the 26 and weaving up the middle through defenders. The touchdown established Bridgewater as Louisville's single-single touchdown leader with 31.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami was held without a touchdown or field goal in the first half for the first time since Nov. 27, 2010 against South Florida. … Louisville has outscored its opponents at its bowl game the last two seasons by a combined 46-12. … Bridgewater established his career high with a 25-yard pass to Eli Rogers with about a minute remaining.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:51
Miami   S  Louisville 0 - Miami 2
1st Quarter - 5:46
Louisville   FG  Louisville 3 - Miami 2
1st Quarter - 1:37
Louisville   FG  Louisville 6 - Miami 2
2nd Quarter - 12:47
Louisville   FG  Louisville 9 - Miami 2
2nd Quarter - 7:10
Louisville   TD  Louisville 16 - Miami 2
2nd Quarter - 0:30
Louisville   TD  Louisville 22 - Miami 2
3rd Quarter - 8:11
Louisville   TD  Louisville 29 - Miami 2
4th Quarter - 12:19
Louisville   TD  Louisville 36 - Miami 2
4th Quarter - 10:23
Miami   TD  Louisville 36 - Miami 9
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami Louisville
W/L 9 - 4 - 0 12 - 1 - 0
Conference 5 - 3 - 0 7 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami Louisville
Score 9 36
First Downs 14 28
3rd Down Efficiency 0-for-11
0%
8-for-14
57%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 174 554
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-14 31-107
Average/Rush 0.5 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 12-27 35-45
Passing Yards 160 447
Average/Pass Play 5.2 9.7
Penalties-Yards 2-20 9-79
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 21:28 38:32

PLAYER STATS

Miami (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Morris 12/27 160 0 0
Louisville (12 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Bridgewater 35/45 447 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Edwards 12 38 3.2 1
D. Crawford 11 35 3.2 0
S. Morris 5 -59 -11.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Perry 6 46 7.7 0
D. Brown 16 42 2.6 0
T. Bridgewater 6 24 4.0 1
B. Radcliff 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Walford 4 82 20.5 0
S. Coley 3 32 10.7 0
A. Hurns 2 24 12.0 0
D. Crawford 3 22 7.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Parker 9 142 15.8 1
D. Copeland 6 90 15.0 0
M. Harris 4 54 13.5 1
S. Perry 5 50 10.0 1
E. Rogers 3 38 12.7 0
G. Christian 2 25 12.5 0
D. Brown 2 21 10.5 0
J. Quick 1 13 13.0 0
R. Clark 2 10 5.0 0
L. Atkins 1 4 4.0 0