Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - B.J. Daniels' Hail Mary pass on the final play of the game was intercepted, and the No.16 Louisville Cardinals held off the South Florida Bulls, 27-25, to keep their undefeated season alive.
Down 25-21 with just over three minutes to play, Teddy Bridgewater completed 5-of-7 throws on Louisville's final offensive possession, connecting with Eli Rogers for an 11-yard score and the go-ahead touchdown with 1:34 remaining in the game.
However, DeDe Lattimore blocked the extra point and Louisville remained on top 27-25. On South Florida's ensuing possession, Daniels could only advance the ball to the Bulls' own 47 before his final throw was intercepted by Adrian Bushell.
Daniels threw three touchdowns earlier in the game and completed 21-of-38 passes for 189 yards and an interception for South Florida (2-5, 0-3 Big East), which lost its fifth straight game and remains winless in conference play. Lindsey Lamar ran for 110 yards on 15 carries and Andre Davis caught four passes for 47 yards and two touchdowns in the setback.
Bridgewater was very efficient all game, completing 21-of-25 of his passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns. He added 74 yards rushing on 10 carries for the Cardinals (7-0, 2-0), who are off to their best start since 2006. They will put their unblemished mark to the test on Friday when they take on Cincinnati.Game Notes