Despite an unbelievable second half meltdown, Louisville’s 36-7 halftime lead helped the Cardinals squeeze out a 39-34 win over North Carolina.
Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals made a statement this afternoon on national television in the first half, but the second half wasn’t exactly a good look. Everything the Cards needed to do in order to blow a huge lead, they did.
Teddy Bridgewater continued to prove that play like one of the best quarterback’s in the country. Bridgewater completed 23-of-28 passes for 279 yards and 3 touchdowns with no interceptions.
Louisville’s offensive line played tremendous in the first half, but had quite a bit of trouble in the second half. The offensive unit looked untouchable early on, both through the air and on the ground, but the second half was a different story. The Cards were outscored 27-3 in the second half.
It appeared that there were two different teams on the field for Louisville today. The team we saw in the first half, never made its way back out on the field. On a positive note, Louisville was able to get a solid win, but this young team still has a lot to learn.
Had it not been for the incredible pass-break-up from sophomore Andrew Johnson, we may have saw one of the biggest second half collapses in Louisville football history.
The Cardinal Connect will have much more to come.