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Louisville vs. Pitt: Panthers face off against Teddy Bridgewater

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The Pittsburgh Panthers face the Louisville Cardinals and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Saturday. How can the sophomore quarterback hurt the Panthers?

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Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has helped lead the Cardinals to a 5-0 record this season. The Pittsburgh Panthers hope to contain the sophomore, who has completed 73 percent of his passes for 1,134 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions, in Saturday's game.

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Bob Cohn, Panthers defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable complemented Bridgewater's abilities with his arm and his legs. Huxtable said that Bridgewater "does a great job managing the offense," and that "he has a tremendously strong arm." Huxtable also notes Bridgewaters elusiveness, belied by the 10 rushing yards he has so far this year.

Safety Andrew Taglianetti recalled last year's game against Louisville, a 21-14 Panthers victory, saying that Bridgewater was impressed by his decision making and his accuracy:

"I was impressed with him last year. Even as a freshman, I thought he did a good job. I thought he made good decisions. He is athletic. He gets the ball where it's supposed to be, and he has playmakers out there, especially on the edge."

In last year's game, Bridgewater completed 18-of-26 passes for 154 yards a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 54 yards on 10 carries. The Panthers host the Cardinals on Saturday at Heinz Field with kickoff scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.

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