Saturday was the first time I've been able to attend a UofL vs UK game, and Teddy Bridgewater made it a good one. With starting QB Will Stein going down with an injury early in the 2nd quarter, Charlie Strong called on true freshman Teddy Bridgewater to come in and take control, and he did exactly that. Bridgewater had seen very limited playing time in the previous 2 games (one series in each I think), and really hadn't been given the chance to show what he could do. On Saturday he showed everyone what he is capable of, throwing 2 touchdowns while looking as confident as anyone on the field.
He brings a new dimension to the UofL offense with his scrambling ability, and used it to avoid being taken down in the backfield several times. His passes were on point (I remember one back throw on a screen pass), he made changes at the line of scrimmage, and seemed to do a great job of managing the game down the stretch. Strong said today that Stein would remain the starting QB, but I've got to think that Bridgewater will start seeing more and more snaps as the season goes on. He proved what he could do on Saturday, and I think he will be our starting quarter back before the season is over.
Thanks to Sam Hunter and Hell In The Hall for the picture.