Numbers To Know: UofL vs. EKU

09/08/2013 05:25 PM

20 It’s not a secret that Cardinal quarterback Teddy Bridgewater likes to air it out and he loves scoring touchdowns. In Saturday’s game against Eastern Kentucky, Bridgewater averaged a 20 yards on his four touchdown passes. That’s a bit down from last week when Bridgewater averaged 29 yards on five touchdown passes against the Ohio Bobcats. Forgive Teddy for the slight dip. He’s still finding the end zone plenty for the Cardinals.

83.6% No, that’s not Teddy Bridgewater’s pass completion percentage, although that would be a decent guess. That number is the percentage of total offense that the UofL gets through the air. With Bridgewater running the offense, the Cardinals’ bread and butter is the pass. Teddy averaged 12.4 yards for UofL. Not bad when your quarterback averages a first down per pass attempt.

7 Enough of the offense. The UofL defense held their first two opponents to a single touchdown to Ohio and Eastern Kentucky, both TDs coming in the second half. The Cardinals helped out EKU at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 15-yard personal foul penalty, and the Colonels capitalized with a 15-yard touchdown pass. Likewise, the Ohio Bobcats scored a touchdown two plays after UofL was called for pass interference. One little misstep per game is not the end of the world. For now, the UofL defense is quietly doing its part to take the Cards one step closer to another BCS bowl game.

107 Believe it or not, but the Eastern Kentucky Colonels won one battle on Saturday. EKU out-gained UofL on the ground 107 yards to 78. The Cardinals didn’t need their ground game to pick up since Eastern Kentucky couldn’t stop the pass, but at least the Colonels got a small victory.

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