COL FB: Louisville 31, Connecticut 10

Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:16 AM   |   Comments

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A touchdown throw from Teddy Bridgewater along with scores on defense and special teams Friday sent No. 16 Louisville sailing past Connecticut 31-10.

The Cardinals improved to 8-1 and kept alive their hopes for a BCS bowl game.

Their lone loss this year came against Central Florida, which joins Houston as the only teams without a league loss in the American Athletic Conference. Louisville is 4-1 in league action.

A win for Louisville over Houston next week could bring about a three-way tie for the conference title.

Birdgewater completed 21-of-37 passes for 288 yards and his 28-yard touchdown throw to DeVante Parker in the second quarter gave Louisville a 14-3 lead.

The Cardinals opened the scoring when Charles Gaines ran a blocked punt back 7 yards for a touchdown with 6:23 left in the first period. They also produced a defensive touchdown on Terell Floyd's 17-yard interception return in the third period.

Connecticut quarterback Tim Boyle went 14-of-29 for 113 yards and threw three interceptions.

The Huskies remained winless in its eight games this season and is 0-4 in conference play.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge video
UPI horse racing weekend preview
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
Cowboys LB Holloman has career-threatening neck injury
2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News