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Jeremy Wright rushed for 105 yards and three touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater passed for 232, helping No. 25 Louisville start the season strong with a 32-14 victory against rival Kentucky on Sunday.
The Cardinals drove 99, 85 and 93 yards on their first three scoring drives and scored on five of their first seven overall. After a promising start including a TD drive that brought them within 8-7, the Wildcats could not match Louisville's offensive intensity.
Bridgewater completed 19 of 21 passes, but his first two completions for 40 yards opened things up for Wright, who rushed for 30 yards on that drive and capped it with the first of two 1-yard scores. He added a 14-yard TD. Senorise Perry had a 47-yard TD run and 108 yards.
Kentucky's Maxwell Smith completed for 35 of 50 passes for 280 yards and touchdowns to La'Rod King and Tyler Robinson.
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Jeremy Wright celebrates after scoring the University of Louisville’s first touchdown of the 2012 football season with 3:28 remaining in the first quarter against Kentucky. Wright would score two more touchdowns while rushing for 105 yards in UofL’s 32-14 victory.
Teddy Bridgewater completed 19 of 21 passes for 232 yards and Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright both ran for over 100 yards as Louisville decked Kentucky 32-14 before a record crowd at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has a chance to be one of the top players in the Big East this season. Cardinal Authority will have an in-depth feature with Bridgewater later today, but for now here are a few quotes from what others are saying about Bridgewater.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- For No. 25 Louisville, playing a game it could boast about was just as important as bragging rights against in-state rival Kentucky.
The Cardinals succeeded on both counts Sunday.
Jeremy Wright ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and Louisville opened the game with three long scoring drives en route to a 32-14 victory against the Wildcats. That claimed...
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It’s probably not very smart of me to admit this, but when Will Stein entered the game at the start of the fourth quarter on Sunday against Kentucky, I wasn’t exactly excited. Anyone who knows me knows I’m as big of a Will Stein fan as there is. However, I initially didn’t agree with pulling Teddy Bridgewater at the end of third quarter.
I’m sure Louisville fans expected big performances from guys like Teddy Bridgewater, Hakeem Smith, DeVante Parker and Preston Brown in the Cards season opener against Kentucky. However, there were a few guys who somewhat unexpectedly played huge for the Cards on Sunday. Here are my two surprise performers from the season opener.
Offense – Damian Copeland:
Copeland played well...