Sports

Teddy Bridgewater, defense lead No. 20 Louisville to 31-10 wins over winless Connecticut

  • Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks to pass as he is pressured by Connecticut during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks to pass as he is pressured by Connecticut during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Connecticut Huskie fans wear paper bags over their heads during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville, in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Connecticut Huskie fans wear paper bags over their heads during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisville, in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) hands off to Louisville Cardinals running back Dominique Brown (10) against Connecticut during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) hands off to Louisville Cardinals running back Dominique Brown (10) against Connecticut during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

Teddy Bridgewater threw for 288 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 20 Louisville to a 31-10 victory over winless Connecticut on Friday night.

Bridgewater completed 21 of 37 passes. He has thrown 24 touchdown passes this season and has at least one scoring pass in 21 straight games.

The win kept the Cardinals (8-1, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) a game out of first place in the AAC, behind the winner of the game Saturday night between Houston and Central Florida.

Tim Boyle threw three interceptions and had only 113 yards for Connecticut (0-8, 0-4). The Huskies are 0-9 since upsetting the Cardinals in three overtimes last November in Louisville.

Louisville had 369 yards in offense and held the Huskies to 237. The Cardinals have allowed only 95 points this season.