Louisville Cardinals’ Loss Ruins Teddy Bridgewater’s Heisman Trophy Hopes
College football isn’t fair.
The Louisville Cardinals were supposed to run the table this season with an easy schedule inside the less-than-stellar AAC, but that isn’t going to happen. Instead, the Central Florida Knights went into Louisville and upset the Teddy Bridgewater-led Cardinals despite being heavy underdogs. Heisman Trophy winners don’t lose games like this one as the Cardinals’ signal-caller was outmatched by Knights quarterback Blake Bortles.
To be honest; Bridgewater was a relative long-shot to win the Heisman this year, anyway.
Quarterbacks like Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Tajh Boyd were all outplaying Bridgewater, and more importantly; each QB was playing a much tougher schedule. Keep in mind that each of the last four Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks had at least one win over a top-6 ranked team.
Friday night will go down as one of the worst in Louisville’s history as the Cardinals’ perfect season and Bridgewater’s Heisman hopes were both thrown in the wash. At the end of the day; the Cardinals will have the last laugh over the Knights when Bridgewater is selected with either the first or second pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Until then, the Cardinals are forced to lick their wounds as the thought of what could have been will stick in their craw for months on end.