Louisville's Offense Dismantles USF, 34-3

On Saturday afternoon, Teddy Bridgewater lived up to the hype for the Louisville Cardinals - giving South Florida their first conference loss of the season in Tampa Bay with the score of 34-3 while passing for over 300 yards.

TAMPA BAY, FL---Louisville's star quarterback proved on Saturday afternoon in front of 35,782 in Raymond James Stadium why he's a future 1st round draft pick in the NFL and a Heisman Trophy candidate.

The former Miami Northwestern quarterback dismantled the South Florida secondary for 344 yards on 25-29 passing and three touchdowns. Bridgewater's favorite target of the afternoon was redshirt-junior running back was Dominique Brown, who racked up 186 yards of total offense and a touchdown on the afternoon.

The Bulls offense stalled all afternoon, using three different signal callers. Bobby Eveld left the game with an apparent leg injury in the second quarter and was replaced by Steven Bench. Bench and Eveld combined for just 95 yards on 8-19 passing and an interception on the afternoon.

In a surprising move, coach Willie Taggart burned freshman Mike White's redshirt and has named the former Tampa Jesuit signal caller the starter going forward.

"Just trying to get something to start our offense," Taggart said regarding White. "I wanted to see what the kid could for us."

Standout senior linebacker DeDe Lattimore led the Bulls on defense with four tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss.

The Bulls received their lone score from standout kicker Marvin Kloss, who connected on his third 50-yard field goal of the season and his 10-straight overall.

The Bulls fall to 2-1 in the AAC conference and 2-5 overall, while the 20th ranked Louisville Cardinals improve to 7-1 on the season and 3-1 overall. The Bulls have a short week ahead of them with a game at Houston this upcoming Thursday at 7:00 PM on ESPN.


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