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          === Bridgewater tosses 5 TDs as Louisville thumps Temple ===
 
 Louisville,  KY (Sports Network) - Louisville has teetered on the edge for the
 last  month, but  Teddy Bridgewater made sure there was no doubt in Saturday's
 outcome.
 
 Bridgewater  tossed a  career-high five  touchdown passes  in the  12th-ranked
 Cardinals' 45-17 thumping of Temple.
 
 The  sensational sophomore  threw for  324  yards on  19-of-28 efficiency  for
 Louisville  (9-0,  4-0 Big  East), which is  9-0 for the  first time in school
 history.
 
 "You  see the  game Teddy  had with  five touchdowns,"  Louisville head  coach
 Charlie Strong said of Bridgewater. "What's unbelievable about Teddy is how he
 is able to find the open receiver."
 
 Andrell  Smith  hauled in  a pair  of touchdowns,  while Ryan Hubbell, DeVante
 Parker and Eli Rogers each caught a score in the triumph.
 
 The  Cardinals had  rallied for  wins in  each of  their past  five games  and
 overcame  a  double-digit deficit  against  Cincinnati  twice in  their  34-31
 overtime victory last week.
 
 Louisville's  total  margin of victory  over its last  six games was 31 before
 Saturday's  28-point  whitewashing. Its  9.6 point margin  of victory per game
 heading in was the lowest among undefeated squads.
 
 Montel  Harris  ran for 115 yards  and a touchdown  on 15 carries for the Owls
 (3-5,  2-3), who have  lost three straight in the Big East after winning their
 first two.
 
 The Owls fumbled the ball four times in the setback.
 
 "The  turnovers definitely killed us," Harris said. "They had a great offense,
 so  we couldn't afford  to make any mistakes on offense and the turnovers cost
 us some momentum and they were able to capitalize on the mistakes we made."
 
 Brandon  McManus' 34-yard field goal early in the second quarter tied the game
 at 17-17, but Louisville tallied the final 28 points of the contest.
 
 Bridgewater hit Parker and Smith for strikes of 27 and 22 yards, respectively,
 before  Jeremy Wright  capped  the  7-play, 87-yard  drive  with  a 3-yard  TD
 scamper.
 
 A  fumbled snap way over the head of Chris Coyer on the fifth play of Temple's
 ensuing  possession  went for an 18-yard,  first-down loss and the Owls punted
 three snaps later.
 
 Bridgewater rifled a 14-yard score to Smith on a long-developing crossing rout
 to  conclude a  7-play,  90-yard march  with  1:02  left in  the  half as  the
 Cardinals took a 31-17 advantage into the break.
 
 Temple's defense forced a punt on Louisville's first touch of the second half,
 but Coyer fumbled the ball just three plays into the Owls' next series.
 
 The  Cardinals took  advantage of  the miscue  as Bridgewater  hooked up  with
 Parker for a 25-yard score and a 38-17 edge midway through the third.
 
 Bridgewater  flipped  a 9-yard TD pass  to Smith with six seconds remaining in
 the frame to conclude the scoring.
 
 Earlier,  Matt Brown  returned the opening kickoff of the contest 93 yards for
 the  touchdown before  Bridgewater threaded  a 15-yard  TD pass  between three
 Temple defenders to Rogers, which capped the 10-play, 86-yard trek.
 
 Following  a  pair of punts,  Harris ran  the ball five  times for 41 yards on
 Temple's  9-play,  82-yard scoring  drive,  which  was finalized  when  Harris
 plunged in from five yards out.
 
 Louisville had the quick counter punch as Bridgewater fired a 72-yard score to
 a  wide-open  Hubbell on  just  the  second  play  of the  Cardinals'  ensuing
 possession.
 
 Coyer  fumbled  on the Owls'  next touch, which led  to a John Wallace 36-yard
 field goal and a 17-14 Louisville edge.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Louisville  thrashed  the Owls, 62-0, the  last time these two schools met six
 years ago in Philadelphia ... Coyer was 2-of-8 for 20 yards and added 61 yards
 on the ground for Temple ... The Cardinals outgained the Owls, 508-309.
 
 11/03 20:10:35 ET