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On wednesday night the Louisville Cardinals football team did what no one thought they could do…not only beat but destroy the #3 ranked Florida Gators, 33-23.
It was evident on the first play of the game that Louisville came to play. Terell Floyd intercepted a pass and ran it back for a pick six only 15 seconds into the game. Then it was on from there, the cardinals went into halftime up 24-10.
To start the second half, Florida tried and did not succeed on a “surprise” onside kick. Louisville recovered and Florida got 2 personal foul penalties called on them. It ended up being a 30 yard penalty on one play. The very next play Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to Copeland and extedned the lead to 30-10.
After that it was all about managing to clock for the Cards. Jeremy Wright ended up with 84 yards rushing with most of those yards coming in the second half.
Many are saying that this is the biggest win in Louisville history and I’d have to agree. Louisville had to prove that they were gonna be a viable option in the ACC and they did just that. Also no one gave them a chance leading up to the game. This is, according to the lines in Vegas, the biggest upset in BCS history.
Teddy Bridgewater is now on many experts Heisman watch for next year after carving up the Gators defense. Bridgewater was 20/32 for 266 yards and 2 TD’s.
Now we all hope that this win can sway James Quick and Jason Hatcher to come to Louisville.
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NEW ORLEANS – Teddy Bridgewater became a household name on Wednesday night. On the biggest stage of all, the sophomore quarterback from Miami guided the University of Louisville football team to the school’s biggest victory – a 33-23 win over Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
NEW ORLEANS -- Florida fans clearly didn't want to be here, and their team responded in kind.
In the biggest surprise of the college football bowl season and the largest upset in Sugar Bowl history, Louisville and their outstanding quarterback Teddy Bridgewater stunned the Gators 33 -23 in a game that wasn't as close as the final score indicated. In so doing, the Cardinals...
Damion Copeland was an unknown quantity coming into this season but he quickly became indispensable.
Louisville’s 33-23 win over Florida would not have been complete without another Teddy Bridgewater touchdown completion to Damion Copeland, one of the most steady wide receivers this season.
Copeland, a red shirt junior from Bradenton, Fla., was Bridgewater’s favorite targets...
NEW ORLEANS Florida fans clearly didnt want to be here, and their teamresponded in kind. In the biggest surprise of the college football bowl seasonand the largest upset in Sugar Bowl history, Louisville and their outstandingquarterback Teddy Bridgewater stunned the Gators 33 -23 in a game that wasntas close as the final score indicated. In so doing, the Cardinals became thefirst...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown on the first play, dual-threat quarterback Teddy Bridgewater directed several scoring drives and No. 22 Louisville surprised No. 4 Florida 33-17 Wednesday night in the Sugar Bowl.
Shaking off an early hit that flattened him and knocked off his helmet, Bridgewater came back to throw TD passes to DeVante...
NEW ORLEANS — The Gators entered the Superdome with the nation’s top pass efficiency defense. Their season ended after Louisville sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater torched them for 266 yards and two touchdowns. The Florida pass rush couldn’t get to Bridgewater, and he kept his composure while moving around the pocket to keep plays alive and hit plays downfield.
NEW ORLEANS -- We can go back and forth about the pros and cons of the college football bowl system, but one of the quirks that makes the 35-game holiday football festival so unique is that 35 teams get to end the season on a high.
Which means the other 35 go out on a low.
And so it was for the 2012 Florida Gators, who five weeks ago bused home from Tallahassee after an 11-1 regular...
Covering Dixie Like Mildew - I can't explain last night, either.
Cardinals skin Gators.
Louisville upsets Florida in the Sugar Bowl 33-23. (ESPN)
About Last Night.
Pat Dooley looks at Florida's dismal Sugar Bowl performance. (The Gainesville Sun)
Wait, Pat Dooley's not done yet.
Dooley goes on to grade the Florida's Sugar Bowl performance, and tries to...
NEW ORLEANS - The University of Louisville upset the 3rd-ranked Florida Gators in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night. The Cardinals received outstanding play from both sides of the ball and led throughout. Teddy Bridgewater, who threw for 266 yards and 2 touchdowns, was named Most Outstanding Player.
Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a score on the first play, Jeremy Wright added short touchdown run and No. 22 Louisville jumped to a 14-0 lead over No. 4 Florida in the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.
Teddy Bridgewater completed four of his first five passes for 66 yards, leading the underdog Cardinals 83 yards on 12 plays for their second...
It ended 33-23, but that score doesn’t indicate what really happened on Wednesday night in the Sugar Bowl. Closing the door on the 2012 season, the Florida Gators were out-coached and out-classed by the Louisville Cardinals. A few years ago, Gator Nation laid claim to the Ohio State Buckeyes after both football and basketball national championships. Now, it’s the Cardinals that...
In less than five hours, the Florida Gators will hit the field one final time to close out the 2012 season. Their opponent–the Louisville Cardinals–is an unfamiliar one, and the place–the Sugar Bowl–hasn’t been as known to the Gators as one would have hoped in recent years. The two teams face off with that pride thing on the line, but also much more. For the Gators, it’s...