2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl
A balanced running and passing attack complemented by a strong defensive effort propelled Louisville (11-2) to a 33-23 win over Florida (11-2) to claim the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl title in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Although the 21st-ranked Cardinals were significant underdogs to the highly ranked Gators, it took only one play for the Gators to know Louisville would not be taking this game lightly.
On the first play of the game, Cardinals defensive back Terell Floyd intercepted a pass by Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel and took it 38 yards for a score, setting the tone for Louisville right out of the gate. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater took over from there, operating with surgical precision against a Florida defense that ranked among the nation's best all season. The sophomore completed 20 of 32 pass attempts on the evening en route to 266 yards and a pair of scores. Running back Jeremy Weight added 84 yards and a touchdown on the ground in a well-rounded offensive showing.
Driskel and the Gators were unable to get into the rhythm against the Louisville defense, which recorded two interceptions and one fumble and limited Florida to just 10 points through the first three quarters. Gator running back Mike Gillislee was held to just 48 yards on the ground, and Driskel managed only 175 passing yards.
The victory capped off a stellar year for Charlie Strong's Louisville squad, which claimed its second straight Big East Conference regular-season championship.
Celebrate the Cardinals' Sugar Bowl victory with the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl DVD - a great addition to any Louisville fan's DVD collection!