Cards Still in Big East Hunt after 3OT Loss to UConn
Posted by frankpos on November 25, 2012
Battered, beaten–but not yet bowed– the Louisville Cardinals remain in the thick of the Big East title race. Even after a heart-breaking (and wrist -shattering) 23-20 loss against a fired-up underdog UConn team in three overtimes.
With a win over Rutgers this Thursday, Louisville would be in a three way tie for the Big East crown–and would get the nod because of that final W and highest Big East team ranking in the polls.
Teddy Bridgewater turned in another mind boggling perfomance in the second half, after a dismal first half of dropped passes or overrthrown ones. Bridgewater broke his wrist (non- throwing hand) just before the half, and then reentered the game in the second half after a few minutes…cast barely dry!…and directed the Cards to the tie, and almost a victory.
Incredibly at his most accurate when he was the most injured, Teddy directed a 92 yard game tying drive in regulation, capped by a TD pass to Devante Parker with just 21 seconds to play. Then, when he was sacked again in the first overtime and helped off again, he came back in the second OT and promptly–and improbably– threw a TD pass to Parker again.
But it was not nearly enough offense on a day when the running game was eliminated by the Huskies– the Cards gained 27 yds on 28 carries. Here’s a full set of pics of the game taken by Matt Wickham as usual for Hell in the Hall….