#7 Louisville Cardinals Overwhelm Temple, Defeat Owls at Lincoln Financial Field

The Undefeated 7th ranked Louisville Cardinals overwhelmed the winless Temple Owls 30-7 at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday afternoon. Louisville was led, as they usually are, by Heisman Trophy candidate (and most likely 1st round NFL draft choice) QB Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater completed 24 of 34 passes for 341 yards and 2 touchdowns.

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The 5-0 Cardinals rolled to a 24-0 halftime lead over the 0-5 Owls as Bridgewater passed for two touchdowns, Dominique Brown ran for a touchdown, and John Wallace kicked the first of his three field goals.

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In the second half, Wallace kicked two more field goals to stretch Louisville’s lead to 30-0. The Owls avoided being shut out when freshman QB P.J. Walker threw a 9-yard pass to Jalen Fitzgerald with 38 seconds left in the game. Walker replaced starter Connor Reilly  in the second quarter after Reilly started off 3 of 7 for 25 yards.

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Temple will again be looking for their first victory this season when they travel to Cincinnati on Friday night. The Owls will return home the following Saturday to host Army.

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[Photo credit: Dan Drufovka]

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Team Stats:

Lou Temp
First Downs 27 15
Total Yards 525 253
Turnovers 0 1
First Downs 27 15
Passes for First 15 8
Rushes for First 11 6
Penalties for First 1 1
Third Down Efficiency 7-12 5-12
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-1
Total Yards 525 253
Total Plays 69 54
Avg Gain Per Play 7.6 4.7
Net Yards Rushing 184 51
Rushes 34 27
Yards Per Rush 5.4 1.9
Net Yards Passing 341 202
Comp-Att 24-35 14-27
Yards Per Pass 9.7 7.5
Times Sacked 7 2
Yds Lost To Sacks -41 -11
Interceptions 0 1
Punts 1 4
Punt Average 0.0 0.0
Penalties 8 3
Penalty Yards 73 40
Fumbles 0 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0
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