Bridgewater, a pre-season Heisman Trophy favorite, completed 23-of-28 passes with an interception, hooking up twice each with Damian Copeland and Kai De La Cruz for scoring passes.
Michael Dyer ripped off a 46-yard touchdown run for the Cardinals (1-0), who held Ohio to 273 total yards in their first game since last season's Sugar Bowl victory.
Tyler Tettleton managed just 140 yards on 11-of-23 pass attempts for the Bobcats (0-1), who last year upset Penn State in their season opener.
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