Bridgewater clutch in Cardinals victory

CINCINNATI - Louisville QB made multiple plays with his arm and legs

Down 14-10 with 12:35 remaining in the fourth quarter, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater did something Louisville fans have seen him do before: Come through in the clutch.

Pinned back at his own 14-yard line, the junior led an 86-yard Cardinal drive that was defined by two highlight-reel plays.

Facing fourth-and-12 at the Cincinnati 38, Bridgewater was rushed by several Bearcat defenders but managed to scramble, and eventually backpedal, for a crucial first down.

Two plays later, Bridgewater and the Cardinals found themselves in yet another tough situation.

Following a one-yard rush by Senorise Perry and an incomplete pass intended for Eli Rogers, the Cardinals were faced with a third-and-nine at the Cincinnati 22-yard line.

In the face of another furious Bearcat rush, Bridgewater heaved a high-arching pass to the back corner of the end zone, which was pulled down by senior receiver Damian Copeland to give the Cardinals a 21-17 lead with eight minutes remaining in the game's final period.

The Bearcats regained the lead shortly after on a quick two-play 72-yard drive.

And then Bridgewater came up big again, leading the Cards 60 yards in 11 plays to take the lead on a touchdown strike to DeVante Parker, who caught two scores in the game. On the drive, Bridgewater was perfect on his five pass attempts for 55 yards.

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