Connecticut upsets No. 19 Louisville in 3OTS
By The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 6:36 p.m.
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Blidi Wreh-Wilson knew the ball would eventually come his way. The Connecticut cornerback just wanted to make sure he was in the right position to make a play.
Wilson's first interception of the season came in the third overtime Saturday and helped the Huskies upset No. 19 Louisville, 23-20.
Four plays later, Chad Christen kicked a 30-yard field goal to give the Huskies (5-6, 2-4 Big East) their second straight win and maintain their bowl hopes.
Connecticut's victory denied Louisville (9-2, 4-2) a chance to tie first-place Rutgers (9-2, 5-1). The Cardinals will play at Rutgers on Thursday night, and the winner will earn the Big East's BCS bid.
The Huskies' defense made a 10-0 lead stand for more than three quarters before the Cardinals regrouped in the fourth behind quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Although Louisville outgained Connecticut, 401-241, the Huskies made the stand they needed at the right time.
It was nearly a storybook comeback for Bridgewater, who sustained a broken left wrist on a second-quarter sack by Sio Moore and sat out most of the third quarter. The sophomore returned to lead Louisville's fourth-quarter rally and force overtime with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Parker with 21 seconds remaining in regulation.
Bridgewater finished 30 of 53 passing for 331 yards and two TDs.
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