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            === No. 9 Louisville dominates Ohio in season opener ===
 
 Louisville,  KY  (Sports Network)  - Teddy  Bridgewater threw  his hands up in
 disbelief after throwing an interception in the second quarter.
 
 With  the way Bridgewater played Sunday, it's no wonder the junior quarterback
 was dumbfounded.
 
 Bridgewater,  one of  the preseason favorites to take home the Heisman Trophy,
 picked apart Ohio's defense to the tune of 355 passing yards and a career-high
 tying  five  touchdowns as No. 9  Louisville rolled over the Bobcats, 49-7, in
 the season opener for both programs.
 
 "It  was just fun to watch Teddy. It's amazing how he continues to develop and
 just gets better and better," Louisville head coach Charlie Strong said.
 
 Auburn transfer Michael Dyer ran for a 46-yard touchdown while Damian Copeland
 and  Kai De  La Cruz hauled in  two scores apiece for the Cardinals (1-0), who
 will play in the American Athletic Conference this season prior to joining the
 Atlantic Coast Conference.
 
 Louisville's  defense,  a unit that brought  back a slew of starters from last
 year's  Sugar Bowl-winning  team, held  Ohio to  273 yards  and just  13 first
 downs, most coming with the outcome already decided.
 
 The  Bobcats (0-1)  were unable to duplicate last year's run of seven straight
 wins to begin the season, which started with an upset at Penn State.
 
 Beau  Blankenship  was limited to  22 yards on 12  carries after running for a
 single-season  school record  1,604 yards last year, and Tyler Tettleton threw
 for just 140 yards on 11-of-23 attempts in the humbling loss.
 
 "We  need to move  on from this one. Obviously we can't be pleased," Ohio head
 coach Frank Solich said. "We have to understand that we played a poor football
 game."
 
 Bridgewater was in midseason form from the start, connecting on all six of his
 attempts  for 77  yards on the game's  opening drive and capping it with a 34-
 yard bomb to Copeland in the end zone while rolling to his left.
 
 Bridgewater  hooked up with Copeland again midway through the opening quarter,
 purposely throwing behind his receiver at the right pylon for a 19-yard TD.
 
 The Cardinals took their time on their next touch, and on the 11th play of the
 86-yard  march, DeVante Parker was left open for a 27-yard touchdown reception
 for a 21-0 Louisville lead less than two minutes into the second quarter.
 
 The only blemish for Bridgewater came when he was intercepted by Xavier Hughes
 on a pass over the middle, but Ohio failed to convert the turnover into points
 when Matt Green missed a 32-yard chip shot.
 
 Bridgewater  made  up for his miscue  by finding De  La Cruz on a corner route
 that turned into a 40-yard touchdown with 3:44 remaining in the half.
 
 Dyer,  the 2011  BCS National Championship Game MVP, made his presence felt in
 his first game for Louisville with a long TD run early in the second half, and
 Bridgewater,  still throwing midway through the third, capped his big day with
 a 25-yard scoring strike to Robert Clark.
 
 Ryan  Boykin  spoiled Louisville's shutout bid  on the final play of the third
 quarter with a 10-yard touchdown run.
 
 Will  Gardner  relieved Bridgewater  to begin  the fourth  and added a 30-yard
 touchdown pass to De La Cruz.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Louisville  amassed 615  yards and  held the  ball for  37:16 ...  Bridgewater
 completed  23-of-28  passes ... De  La Cruz had a  game-high 116 yards on four
 receptions,  while Copeland  caught six passes for 98 yards ... Louisville has
 won seven straight non-conference games ... These teams met for the first time
 since  1959  ... Louisville hosts Eastern  Kentucky next Saturday ... Ohio has
 its home opener next Saturday against North Texas.
 
 
 
 
 09/01 23:35:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
2nd
NCSU 54
BSU 52
 
2nd Intermission
PIT 2
CAR 2
 
4th
CHA 80
GSW 74
 
1st
UF 20
UNC 36
 
1st
TULSA 0
ECU 7
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
4th
CHA 80
GSW 74
 
Half
TOR 43
DAL 48
 
Half
DET 45
MIL 53
 
3rd
ATL 41
NOP 32
 
2nd
HOU 36
LAC 42
 
2nd
OKC 40
NYK 17
 
2nd
IND 41
ORL 34
 
1st
SAN 10
SAC 12
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
PHO
10:00pm Tonight
POR
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAL
MIN
Final
WMICH 21
NILL 31
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
2nd
VT 3
UVA 3
 
1st
TULSA 0
ECU 7
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
 
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
Final
TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
Final
AKAN 51
MIZST 55
Final
BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
Final
PROV 72
YALE 66
Final
UGA 62
MINN 66
Final
WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
 
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
 
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
 
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
2nd
TXPA 74
ALAST 85
 
2nd
NCSU 54
BSU 52
 
2nd
TCU 44
BRAD 44
 
2nd
WAKE 59
DELST 63
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
2nd
STJ 46
GONZ 56
 
2nd
CLEM 54
HIGH 51
 
2nd
SYR 62
HC 40
 
2nd
MD 50
MON 44
 
2nd
JVST 64
SAV 57
 
2nd
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
 
2nd
RUTG 62
VANDY 57
 
Half
PETE 42
TENST 33
 
Half
MARS 22
CLST 33
 
Half
JST 25
HOF 37
 
1st
INDST 22
MEM 37
 
1st
UF 20
UNC 36
 
1st
LATU 28
SAMF 20
 
Half
TULA 43
SELA 37
 
Half
NEB 40
TENNM 27
 
1st
MISS 11
CREI 8
 
1st
PORT 12
MURST 13
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
MSU
9:00pm Tonight
ARK
UNT
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
STET
 
9:00pm Tonight
IND
UNCG
9:00pm Tonight
SJST
WMICH
9:05pm Tonight
MNTST
TXARL
9:30pm Tonight
UVA
LAS
9:30pm Tonight
STLU
MSST
9:30pm Tonight
COLST
PAC
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
NDAK
10:30pm Tonight
ILL
BAY
10:30pm Tonight
UAB
UCLA
11:30pm Tonight
WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
MERC
Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
2nd Intermission
PIT 2
CAR 2
 
2nd
NJD 4
DET 3
 
2nd Intermission
BUF 1
MON 0
 
2nd Intermission
CLB 0
VAN 1
 
2nd Intermission
BOS 0
WIN 1
 
2nd
FLA 1
OTT 2
 
1st Intermission
STL 1
EDM 0
 
1st
DAL 0
MIN 0