NCAA Game Summary - Syracuse at Louisville|
(Saturday, October 29th)
Final Score: Louisville 27, Syracuse 10
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Teddy Bridgewater threw for 198 yards and a
pair of touchdowns to lead the Louisville Cardinals to a 27-10 victory over
the Syracuse Orange in a Big East tussle at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Victor Anderson ran for 93 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries in the win
for Louisville (4-4, 2-1 Big East), which has won two straight. Michaelee
Harris caught four passes for 96 yards as well for the Cardinals.
Ryan Nassib completed 22-of-36 pass attempts for 162 yards and a touchdown to
lead the way for Syracuse (5-3, 1-2), which also got 70 yards on the ground
from Antwon Bailey. Nassib was sacked four times which brought the team's
overall rushing total down to just 84 yards.
The first quarter was all Louisville, as the Cardinals put up 14 unanswered
points, beginning with a 42-yard TD toss from Bridgewater to DeVante Parker.
Bridgewater struck again late in the frame, this time finding Josh Chichester
with a two-yard strike.
An otherwise quiet second stanza was capped with a 34-yard field goal by
Orange kicker Ross Krautman to pull Syracuse within 14-3.
Defense took over during the third frame, as neither squad managed to put
points on the board.
Early in the fourth quarter, however, the Cardinals earned a 17-3 lead with a
44-yard field goal by Chris Philpott and extended the advantage to 24-3 just
minutes later after a 61-yard Anderson TD run.
Philpott added a 32-yard field goal with just under three minutes remaining in
the contest, while a 20-yard TD pass from Nassib to Jarrod West with just over
a minute remaining represented the final score of the afternoon.
Louisville cornerback Anthony Conner, who broke his neck a week ago against
Rutgers, visited his teammates in the locker room prior to the game, clearly
providing a boost as the Cardinals won consecutive conference matchups for the
first time since 2006.
10/29 18:26:02 ET