NCAA Game Summary - Louisville at Kentucky|
(Saturday, September 17th)
Final Score: Louisville 24, Kentucky 17
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Teddy Bridgewater threw for a pair of
touchdowns as the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Kentucky Wildcats, 24-17,
in the annual Governor's Cup meeting at Commonwealth Stadium.
Bridgewater finished the night 10-of-18 for just 106 yards, surviving three
sacks in order to help the Cardinals (2-1) capture their first win of the
season over another member of the Football Bowl Subdivision. Fellow
quarterback Will Stein completed 2-of-4 passes for another 40 yards and a
score as well.
The Wildcats (2-1) were led by Morgan Newton who converted 27-of-41 passes for
255 yards and two scores, but he was under constant pressure and sacked a
total of six times, leaving the squad with a mere 35 net rushing yards on 32
Kentucky put the first points of the night on the board as Craig McIntosh
capped a seven-play, 58-yard drive with a 20-yard field goal a little over
three minutes into the first quarter.
The Cardinals then posted back-to-back touchdowns thanks to a 38-yard passing
strike from Stein to Andrell Smith and a 25-yard TD toss from Bridgewater to
DeVante Parker to make the score 14-3.
With time winding down in the first half, Morgan put together an 80-yard drive
for the hosts in a mere 62 seconds, culminating with a 15-yard touchdown pass
to La'Rod King to cut the deficit to 14-10 at the break.
In the third quarter the only points came from Louisville kicker Chris
Philpott on a 20-yard field goal.
The Cardinals added to their lead early in the fourth with a 25-yard scoring
pass from Bridgewater to Josh Bellamy, pushing the lead to 24-10.
The ensuing possession for Kentucky ate up more than six minutes on the clock,
covered 77 yards on 15 plays and ended with a two-yard TD pass from Morgan to
E.J. Fields, but that's as close as the Wildcats would get in the seven-point
09/18 00:34:07 ET