Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals used Teddy Bridgewater’s 344 passing yards to cruise past Missouri State for a 35-7 win. Louisville scored a touchdown in each quarter.
One thing I feared going into this game was that Louisville regress from the first game. Technically, it’s an easy thing to do when you face an FCS opponent. If you don’t win by nearly 40 points, some fans will look at it as if you didn’t play well. I wouldn’t say that this team took a step back after this game, but I definitely don’t think they took a step forward.
Teddy Bridgewater looked great once again, but the running attack wasn’t nearly as successful as it was in week one. Is Missouri State’s front seven just that much better than Kentucky’s? Only time will tell.
I really looked forward to being truly tested next week as North Carolina comes to town. Although the Cards will still be tested, UNC is coming off a bad loss to Wake Forest, which won’t help Louisville’s strength of schedule.