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Bridgewater throws for 344 yards, 3 TDs; No. 18 Louisville rebounds with 34-3 rout of USF

  • Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks for a receiver against South Florida during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks for a receiver against South Florida during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville tight end Gerald Christian (18) beats South Florida safety Mark Joyce (26) on a 69-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Louisville tight end Gerald Christian (18) beats South Florida safety Mark Joyce (26) on a 69-yard touchdown reception during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville wide receiver Damian Copeland (7) pulls in a 20-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NCAA college football against South Florida game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Louisville wide receiver Damian Copeland (7) pulls in a 20-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NCAA college football against South Florida game Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

Teddy Bridgewater threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns and No. 18 Louisville rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 34-3 rout of South Florida on Saturday.

Charles Gaines returned a fourth-quarter interception 70 yards for a TD as the Cardinals' defense reverted to the form that helped Louisville (7-1, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) climb into the top 10 before blowing a 21-point, second-half lead at home during a 38-35 loss to Central Florida.

Bridgewater completed 25 of 29 passes with no interceptions, hiking his totals for the season to 23 TDs with two picks. In three career games against USF (2-5, 2-1), the junior from Miami has gone 65 of 82 for 841 yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions.