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The Louisville Cardinals handily defeated the Ohio Bobcats on Sunday to start the 2013 college football season.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw five touchdown passes to lead the Cardinals to a 49-7 victory at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Bridgewater’s back-up, Will Gardner, also threw a touchdown pass, his in the fourth quarter.

Cardinals running back Michael Dyer scored a touchdown with a 46-yard run. It was Dyer’s first game for the Cardinals. He’d been a star player on Auburn’s 2011 national championship team but had run into a series of issues. He’s been enrolled at the Arkansas Baptist College, but recently transferred to UofL.

The Cardinals led in every key statistical category—including 615 total yards to Ohio’s 273—and never trailed.

The Bobcats were held scoreless until the end of the third quarter.

The Cardinals next play on Saturday against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (1-0).