Teddy Bridgewater had a brace on his arm and a protective boot on his foot after the game. He said that while he was playing, the sore ankle hurt more than the broken wrist.
Louisville's star sophomore quarterback didn't know how much he would play against Rutgers and wasn't well enough to start. When it became apparent that the Cardinals couldn't beat Rutgers without him, he decided it was time to go.
Bridgewater came off the bench to throw two-second half touchdown passes, and John Wallace kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:41 left to give Louisville a 20-17 victory against Rutgers on Thursday night in what was essentially the Big East championship game.
''That what you live for, you live for the big moments,'' Bridgewater said.
In a game between one team headed to the Big Ten and another bound for the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East handed out its second-to-last BCS bid to a school that entered the league during its first massive rebuild in 2005 and watched its athlet...