Friday, November 30, 2012

Louisville Joins The ACC And Wins The Big East In The Same Week. BCS Bowl Bound

It's been an eventful couple of days in Louisville, Kentucky.

Wednesday the Cardinals accepted an invitation to the ACC.  The next day Louisville wins the Big East Conference championship defeating Rutgers 20-17.

Here's a game report including sound with Teddy Bridewater from WDRB-TV.

WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community

Teddy Bridgewater didn’t start because of a broken wrist and a bum ankle.

Will Stein got the start and quarterback for the Cardinals and the offense just wasn’t as potent. Stein was 8-11 for 59 yards passing and only led the offense to a field goal.

Bridgewater entered the game in the third quarter not only added a spark to the Cardinal offense but engulfed it.

Even though Bridgewater could take a snap under center because of a broken wrist and was slowed by a bum ankle he definitely rallied the troops throwing two third quarter touchdown passes.

“You look at Teddy, with what he had to fight through with his wrist injury and his ankle, (you saw) how much this team depends on him and his leadership ability.” Louisville head coach Charlie Strong said.

The Orange Bowl would love to have Louisville match up against Florida State (I’m going out on a limb with that one. FSU will be there). The Sugar Bowl might be smitten with the Cardinals to face their SEC opponent, most likely Florida.

“To go on the road and win the championship, it’s so special.” Strong said. “It’s special for this program. It’s special for the University. It’s special for our fans and for the city of Louisville. It’s just special. I’m just so happy for us to get to a 10-win season, go win us a conference title and get us to a BCS bowl.”

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