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Bridgewater tosses 5 TDs as Louisville thumps Temple

12:25 PM, Nov 3, 2012   |    comments
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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.

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.

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