Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • LOU 336
    • 286 FLA
  • Turnovers

    • LOU 1
    • 3 FLA
  • Possession

    LOU FLA
    23:45 35:33
  • 1st Downs

    • LOU 23
    • 17 FLA

Game Information

Superior Dome
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Coverage: ESPN/ESPN3D
  • Marquette, MI 70118
  • Line: FLA -14.5
Attendance: 54,178
1/3/2013 Associated Press

Louisville upsets Florida in Sugar Bowl stunner

Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a score on the first play, Jeremy Wright added short touchdown run and No. 22 Louisville jumped to a 14-0 lead over No. 4 Florida in the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night.

Scoring Summary

ESPN/ESPN3D1234T
Louisville14106333
Florida01001323
first QuarterLOUFLA
TD
14:45
Jeff Driskel pass intercepted by Terell Floyd at the Fla 38, returned for 38 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
florida drive: 1 play 0 yards, 00:15 florida int, 0:15
60
XP
14:45
John Wallace extra point GOOD.
florida drive: 1 play 0 yards, 00:15 florida int, 0:15
70
TD
6:47
Jeremy Wright rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
louisville drive: 12 plays 83 yards, 06:24 louisville td, 6:24
130
XP
6:47
John Wallace extra point GOOD.
louisville drive: 12 plays 83 yards, 06:24 louisville td, 6:24
140
second QuarterLOUFLA
FG
14:50
Caleb Sturgis 33 yard field goal GOOD.
florida drive: 12 plays 66 yards, 06:57 florida fg, 6:57
143
FG
8:39
John Wallace 27 yard field goal GOOD.
louisville drive: 12 plays 66 yards, 06:11 louisville fg, 6:11
173
TD
2:57
Teddy Bridgewater pass complete to DeVante Parker for 15 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
louisville drive: 8 plays 54 yards, 03:55 louisville td, 3:55
233
XP
2:57
John Wallace extra point GOOD.
louisville drive: 8 plays 54 yards, 03:55 louisville td, 3:55
243
TD
0:10
Matt Jones rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
florida drive: 11 plays 75 yards, 02:47 florida td, 2:47
2410
XP
0:10
Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD.
florida drive: 11 plays 75 yards, 02:47 florida td, 2:47
2410
third QuarterLOUFLA
TD
14:52
Teddy Bridgewater pass complete to Damian Copeland for 19 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
louisville drive: 1 play 34 yards, 00:08 louisville td, 0:08
3010
fourth QuarterLOUFLA
FG
7:54
John Wallace 30 yard field goal GOOD.
louisville drive: 11 plays 65 yards, 05:27 louisville fg, 5:27
3310
TD
7:41
John Wallace kickoff for 65 yards returned by Andre Debose for 100 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
florida drive: 11 plays 100 yards, 00:13 florida td, 0:13
3316
XP
7:41
Caleb Sturgis extra point GOOD.
florida drive: 11 plays 100 yards, 00:13 florida td, 0:13
3317
TD
2:13
Jeff Driskel pass complete to Kent Taylor for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
florida drive: 13 plays 97 yards, 03:46 florida td, 3:46
3323

Research Notes

  • Florida had three turnovers in the Sugar Bowl. In the Gators' two losses this season, they had nine turnovers and gave up 20 points off turnovers. In their 11 wins, they had six turnovers and allowed 17 points off turnovers.

  • Teddy Bridgewater completed 3-of-4 passes thrown 15 yards or longer in the Sugar Bowl, including two touchdowns. Florida entered as the lone AQ team to not allow a touchdown on such a pass this season.

  • Florida sent four or fewer pass rushers on Teddy Bridgewater's first 11 dropbacks. Bridgewater completed 8-of-9 passes for 108 yards and ran for eight more yards on those plays. He finished the game completing 83.3 percent of his passes with a touchdown against four or fewer pass rushers. Florida did make an adjustment, sending a blitz on over half of Bridgewater's dropbacks in the second half, but Louisville had built too large of a lead to overcome.

  • Teddy Bridgewater completed 7-of-11 passes on third down against Florida. All seven completions resulted in a first down, including six with 5 yards or more to go. Entering the game, Florida ranked second in FBS allowing opponents to convert on 23.2 percent of third downs through the air.

  • The Big East had a 4-way tie at the top of the standings. 3 of those teams won their bowl game, all by double digits. The only one that lost was Rutgers, which fell to Virginia Tech in overtime after blowing a 10-0 4th quarter lead.

  • DÉJÀ BLUE

    Florida BCS Bowl Game Losses
    20012013
    DateJan. 2Jan. 2
    BowlSugarSugar
    OppMiami (FL)Louisville
    Opp ConferenceBig EastBig East
    Pts Allowed3733
    5-2 OVERALL IN BCS BOWL GAMES

  • According to news reports, Louisville is the third double-digit underdog to win a BCS game. Oklahoma was an 11.5-point underdog in the 2001 Orange Bowl against FSU and Ohio State was a 12-point underdog in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl against Miami (FL). However, Louisville's win over Florida on Wednesday was the biggest upset in a BCS game.

  • In the Sugar Bowl, Louisville became the 1st FBS team to score a touchdown within the 1st 15 seconds of each half over the last 10 seasons. The INT return TD by Terell Floyd occurred at the 14:45 mark of the 1st quarter and the TD pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Damian Copeland occurred at the 14:52 mark of the 3rd.

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