Months ago, Louisville Cardinals all-everything quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made it very clear to everyone that he did not want any sort of campaign launched touting his Heisman worth. Instead, he chose to let his performance on the field in 2013 do the talking for him to wow the voters.
If his performance so far against the Ohio Bobcats is any indicator, that was a very bright decision by a very bright young man.
Bridgewater is playing absolutely out of his mind in this contest so far. The Sugar Bowl-winning QB so far is 16-of-20 for 254 yards, four touchdowns and just one pick. He struck right out of the gate on the first possession of the game with a 34-yard scoring pass, letting everyone know that he himself had just started his Heisman campaign for 2013.
He’s certainly been a joy to watch. Teddy Bridgewater is as good as advertised in every sense. He’s calm and collected in the pocket, accurate with just about every throw and–most importantly–he’s making every single read he has to when throwing vertically down the field.
Also of note, former Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer made his debut as a Cardinal. Initially when he was brought into the game, he was used as more of a decoy on play-action passes. Throughout this first half, he’s been handed the ball just once resulting in a gain of just two yards.