NCAA Game Summary - Missouri State at Louisville
(Saturday, September 8th)
Final Score: (23) Louisville 35, Missouri State 7
Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - Teddy Bridgewater completed 30-of-39 passes
for 344 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns to lead No. 23 Louisville
to a 35-7 win over Missouri State on Saturday.
"He is a really great football player," Louisville coach Charlie Strong said
of his quarterback. "He has been able to get better week by week. He is
placing the ball in the right spots and the receivers are catching the ball."
Senorise Perry carried the ball 19 times for 72 yards and a touchdown and Nate
Nord caught four balls for 59 yards and a touchdown for the Cardinals (2-0),
who will host North Carolina on Sept. 15.
Ashton Glaser went 14-for-23 through the air for 125 yards and a touchdown
and Cadarrius Dotson caught four balls for 50 yards and a touchdown for the
Bears (0-2), who are just 1-28 all-time against FBS programs.
"We have some things to work on," Glaser admitted. "We are starting to get
better, but we had some foolish penalties. We had some missed throws and we
had some dropped passes, just some things that we have to get better at."
Louisville got on the board on its second possession when Matthew Nakatani
sent one through the uprights from 19-yards out, capping a 9-play, 75-yard
Perry capped a 12-play, 70-yard drive with a 3-yard plunge and Will Stein
found Marcus Smith in the end zone for the two-point conversion and the
Cardinals went up 11-0. Bridgewater found Andrell Smith for 21 yards to put
the ball on Missouri State's 4-yard line and after getting stood up on the
following play, Perry was able to punch it in.
Bridgewater found Nord for a 14-yard score on Louisville's first drive in
the second quarter to go up 18-0. Bridgewater orchestrated a 13-play, 83-yard
drive that lasted just over six minutes.
Glaser connected with Dotson for a 6-yard touchdown pass to put Missouri State
on the board. Glaser completed passes for 21, 22, and 10 yards before finding
After fumbling the opening kickoff in the second half, the Cardinals went 75
yards in 11 plays to stretch the score to 25-7, capped off with a 2-yard
touchdown reception from Ryan Hubbell. Bridgewater was 4-for-4 for 51 yards on
the drive, including a 23-yard completion to Nord to put Louisville on the
Bears' 11-yard line.
Nakatani nailed a 45-yarder in the fourth quarter to put Louisville up 28-7.
The Cardinals added one more touchdown with 1:27 to play when Corvin Lamb
broke the goal line for a 1-yard score. Jordon Paschal recovered a Missouri
State fumble, but was tackled on the 1-yard line. Lamb punched it in on the
very next play.
This was the first meeting between the two schools ... Louisville's defense
held Missouri State to just 222 total yards ... The Bears have allowed just
one sack in their two games this season.
09/08 22:23:47 ET
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