LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- I've seen something like Louisville's 72-0 win over Florida International before. It's what happened when my dog used to get hold of his chew toy and thrash it.
Except at some point, the dog would stop.
Louisville finished the game with more points than FIU had total yards (30).
Teddy Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and the Cardinals held FIU to 27 yards of offense in three quarters to improve to 4-0 before a Papa John's Cardinal Stadium crowd announced at 51,586. Even Bridgewater's backup, Will Gardner, got into the act, completing all five of his passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.
The Cards entered as 42 1/2-point favorites -- the most they've ever been favored by. Put it this way: The Cards not only covered this spread, but probably their next one.
By the time it was over, both coaches had agreed to an arrangement wherein the clock would've been allowed to run on everything but possession changes -- except that it rarely came into play. Neither team threw an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter.
FIU finished with just two first downs and went 1 of 13 on third down, a week after Kentucky converted none of its 13 third-down chances.
DeVante Parker had a pair of TD catches and 74 yards on six catches in the game.
Dominique Brown had the long run, a 77-yarder, then pounded the score in himself from a yard out on the next play.
The Cardinals now have a week off before traveling to Temple on Oct. 5.
Check back later for Eric Crawford's column on U of L's win.