EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Teddy Bridgewater threw for 288 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 20 Louisville to a 31-10 victory over winless Connecticut on Friday night.
Bridgewater completed 21 of 37 passes. He has thrown 24 touchdown passes this season and has at least one scoring pass in 21 straight games.
The win kept the Cardinals (8-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) a game out of first place in the AAC, behind the winner of tonight’s game between Houston and Central Florida.
Tim Boyle threw three interceptions and had 113 yards for Connecticut (0-8, 0-4). The Huskies are 0-9 since upsetting the Cardinals in three overtimes last November in Louisville.
Louisville had 369 yards in offense and held the Huskies to 237. The Cardinals have allowed 95 points this season.
It was a methodical, but not spectacular performance for Bridgewater before a national television audience and representatives from six NFL teams in the press box. He came into the game completing almost 74 percent of his passes. He might have been close to that Friday, but was victimized by numerous drops, as his receivers seemed to struggle catching a hard ball with the temperature hovering in the 30s.
Bridgewater threw his third interception of the season in the third quarter when UConn’s Andrew Adams stepped in front of a pass. But cornerback Terell Floyd got that back on the next play, intercepting Boyle’s pass and taking the ball back 17 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown. It was the first of two picks for Floyd.
Bridgewater led two second-quarter scoring drives.