LOUISVILLE, Ky. (News Release) -- Cardinal sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater earned the Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award with a sterling performance in University of Louisville's 32-14 win over University of Kentucky at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Bridgewater completed 19-21 passes for 232 yards with no TDs or interceptions and set a UofL single-game record by completing 90.5 percent of his passes. He led UofL on a 15-play 99-yard scoring drive on the Cardinals' first possession and a six-play 85-yard scoring drive on their second possession for a lead they would never relinquish.
"The offensive line did a great job, and I give all the credit to them and my other teammates," Bridgewater said after the game.
Bridgewater also led UofL on a 93-yard scoring drive on the Cardinals' first possession of the second half. He relinquished play-calling duties to backup Will Stein for the remainder of the game after the Cardinals tallied their final score of the day with 4:37 to go in the third quarter.
This is third consecutive season that the Louisville Sports Commission has presented the Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award to the most valuable player on the winning team in the Governor's Cup annual rivalry between the University of Louisville and University of Kentucky football teams.
Teddy Bridgewater's name will be engraved on the bat as the third winner of the Award.
The Award was created in 2010 by the Louisville Sports Commission with the blessing of both universities and Schnellenberger, who has strong ties to both programs and remarkable football credentials. The award winner is selected by a vote of the working press covering the annual game as identified by the SIDs from each school.