This isnt the game the Florida Gators expected, but it is one they hope to dominate. The Louisville Cardinals will be making their first appearance at the Super Dome and they will be big underdogs against a Gator team that finished third in the BCS rankings.
Teddy Bridgewater is one of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the college game, but he will be tested like never before against a Florida defense the includes Dominique Easley and Sharrif Floyd, both of whom would be considered borderline first-round draft picks if they choose to come out as juniors. Bridgewater has thrown for 3,452 yards and 25 touchdowns, numbers based largely on his ability to extend plays.
That ability to adapt and keep plays alive will be critical if Louisville is to have any chance in this one. The Gators defense is bruising, but Bridgewater is healing from a wrist and ankle injury that forced him to take only snaps from the shotgun against Rutgers. And he has some healthy targets in...