The Louisville Cardinals had their way with the Ohio Bobcats in the first half, exhibiting an unstoppable offense (with the exception of a Xavier Hughes reception).
Teddy Bridgewater went 16-20 for 254 yards and four passing touchdowns. He led the Cardinals on scoring drives of 75, 55, 86, and 80. Damian Copeland caught Bridgewater's first two TD passes, with DeVante Parker and Kai De La Cruz scoring the other two.
Ohio was only able to pick up 88 total yards with 77 coming through the air.
Ohio linebacker Keith Moore found himself out of the game within minutes of the start with a left ankle injury, and ESPN's Maria Taylor reported that Moore is out for the game. Tyler Tettleton would also miss snaps with Derrius Vick coming in to replace him (and ultimately throw an interception).
Ohio would have two positive moments, with Hughes picking off a Bridgewater pass in the second quarter. Ohio would go on a 10-play 58-yard receipt before Matt Green would miss a short field goal.