Eastern Kentucky at Louisville: TV Info, Spread, Injuries, Game Time and More
No. 8 Louisville hosts Eastern Kentucky on Saturday after soaring to a 49-7 victory over Ohio in Week 1.
Junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was as advertised in the Week 1 victory, going 23-of-28 for 355 yards with five touchdowns to one interception. Receivers Kai De La Cruz and Damian Copeland caught a combined 10 balls for 214 yards and four touchdowns.
Eastern Kentucky defeated Robert Morris in Week 1, 38-6. Junior quarterback Jared McClain went 16-of-21 for 155 yards with two touchdowns in the victory as the Colonels held the Colonials to 232 yards of total offense.
Let's take a look at the matchup on Saturday in Louisville.
When: Saturday, Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. ET
Where: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
Betting Line (via Covers.com): Louisville -40.5
Eastern Kentucky Injuries (via USA Today)
Louisville Injuries (via USA Today)
Out: RB Corvin Lamb (Knee), TE Hunter Bowles (Neck)
Questionable: S Calvin Pryor (Head)
Probable: No injuries to report
Top Storyline: The Teddy Bridgewater Watch
Not only is Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a Heisman candidate this season, many are also tabbing him as the first quarterback selected in the 2014 NFL draft if he declares.
Bridgewater completed 69 percent of his throws for 27 touchdowns last season while averaging 8.9 yards per pass attempt and tossing only seven interceptions. His display against Ohio in Week 1 was a sign of things to come in 2013, as Bridgewater looks to lead the Cardinals to the promised land and boost his draft stock.
All eyes are on Bridgewater in 2013. He handled the pressure well last season, but the pressure will be even more intense this season. As he continues to perform at a high level, the scrutiny only grows.
Eastern Kentucky should be another cakewalk opponent for Bridgewater. In fact, there aren't many teams on Louisville's schedule this year that figure to truly test him.
Prediction: Louisville 48, Eastern Kentucky 10
Who will win on Saturday?
Teddy Bridgewater is going to make sure the Cardinals don't let up against anyone in perhaps his final year with the team.
After leading Louisville to a 33-23 victory over Florida in the Sugar Bowl last season, he aims to go out with a bang, etching his name in the annals of Louisville's history.
Beyond the offense displayed by Louisville against Ohio, the defense also did its job, holding Bobcats quarterbacks to 6.2 yards per pass attempt and zero touchdowns.
Expect more of the same on both sides of the ball from Louisville against Eastern Kentucky. The progress of Bridgewater will be monitored every week, and he knows it.
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