With the Wildcats focusing on their upcoming game Saturday against our most hated rival Louisville the biggest name that needs to be stopped is Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater has had a great start to his season so far throwing for more than 350 yards in his first two games against Ohio and Eastern Kentucky. Now granted, Kentucky is assumed to have a better defense than both of the schools. But Bridgewater is not looking to let up anytime soon as he is projected in some mock drafts to be the #1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft and could potentially win the Heisman Trophy.
The real question is can the Cats defense slow him down? All eyes will be on #94 JUCO transfer defensive end Za’darius Smith who is finally living up to his hype as a premier pass rusher and the rest of the defense seeming to know how to force turnovers. So this game could be closer than most anticipate. While I’m not saying the Wildcats will pull it out, if they can get after Bridgewater and cause him to panic a bit in the pocket it could be an interesting game. Bridgewater has only thrown 1 interception this entire season so he is not turnover prone but with Smith and the rest of the defense playing a lot better I am excited to see what comes of it. Time will tell and for myself I cannot wait for Saturday and I anticipate a sold out crowd.