Louisville Wins Russell Athletic Bowl 36-9

louisville bowl gameCongratulations to the Louisville Cardinals for their HUGE win in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl! The Cardinals soundly defeated future ACC opponent Miami 36-9 to end their season with a bang. It was a complete team performance that made Coach Charlie Strong “so proud.”

Louisville Keys to Victory

Offense, Defense, Special Teams-As in most lopsided football victories, Louisville dominated every aspect of the game. Coach Strong said, “We knew that we had to play well in all three phases of the game and we accomplished that.”

Cardinals Stars Shine-Every team needs its big time players to excel in big time games. Teddy Bridgewater came to play on Dec. 28. He used his athleticism to elude defenders and create plays. “Teddy football” threw for 447 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding a rushing touchdown to his stats.

Defense Wins Championships-Louisville defense sacked Miami QB Stephen Morris four times and had eight tackles for loss. This was the first time in three years that Miami did not score a touchdown or field goal in the first half. The Cards also held Miami to less than 10 points in a bowl game for the first time since the Hurricanes’ 2005 Peach Bowl.

Moon Mini Dumpsters is proud of our U of L Cards and their outstanding season! The team finished 12-1 and capped off the year with a dominant bowl performance. We are very excited about next year’s move to the ACC and competitive future it will bring.

Written by Bob Jones