The Cards lead the Bulls 14-3 at half, with both touchdowns coming on the ground.
The Cards defense was on the field to open the game and spent the first few plays watching the South Florida offense move the football strait down the field.
USF was using a no huddle offense to confuse and speed up the UofL defense. The Cards made a red zone stand however and the Bulls settled for three points and an early lead. After the field goal the Cards defense stepped up and slowed the Bulls rushing attack holding them to just the three first half points. Lorenzo Mauldin got after USF QB B.J. Daniels and sacked him twice and Preston Brown finished the half with eight total tackles.
The Cards offense countered with two-second quarter touchdowns, however the offense didn’t come easy early. Teddy Bridgewater had another excellent half of football rushing for 48 yards and throwing 11-of-11 for 125 yards. As successful as Bridgewater was the Cards didn’t win enough early battles in the trenches to open up the running game.
In the first quarter Jeremy Wright and Senorise Perry combined for just 10 net yards on eight carries. In the second quarter Wright and Perry found some holes and each found the end zone as well. The Cards took a 14-3 lead into halftime and will look to build on it when they start with the ball in the second half.
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