No. 18 Louisville (6-1, 2-1) at South Florida (2-4, 2-0), Noon. (ESPN2)
Line: Louisville by 20½.
Series record: Tied 5-5.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Louisville had an eight-game winning streak snapped, squandering a 21-point second-half lead during last week's 38-35 loss to Central Florida. The Cardinals have dropped four of five meetings between the teams in Tampa. South Florida lost its first four games under new coach Willie Taggart, but has rebounded to win its first two American Athletic Conference games for a share of first place in the league standings. The Bulls beat Cincinnati and Connecticut despite not scoring an offensive touchdown.
Bridgewater and Louisville's explosive offense against a USF defense with a propensity to allow big plays. Bridgewater has completed 72 percent of his passes and thrown for 20 TDs vs. two interceptions.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Louisville: QB Teddy Bridgewater is throwing for 316.1 yards per game. RB Senorise Perry has rushed for 420 yards and five touchdowns. S Calvin Pryor has been a force on defense with three interceptions and two forced fumbles.
South Florida: Bobby Eveld makes his second straight start at quarterback in place of injured Penn State transfer Stephen Bench as the Bulls try to establish some consistency on offense. That could be difficult without AAC rushing leader Marcus Shaw (110.4 yards per game), who also sat out USF's 13-10 victory at Connecticut. LB DeDe Lattimore has spearheaded a defense that's played better since being dominated during a lopsided loss to Miami.
FACTS & FIGURES
Louisville led 28-7 before letting their bid for an unbeaten season slip away against UCF last week. The Cardinals had not trailed in any game until the fourth quarter against the Knights. The defense gave up five TDs during the loss after allowing five total in the first six games of the season. ... USF beat Cincinnati in its conference opener with five field goals, plus TDs scored on a fumble and blocked field goal return. The Bulls kicked two field goals and scored on another fumble return to beat Connecticut. ... Louisville gave up 196 yards rushing last week. ... Eveld has had limited success throwing the ball for USF, passing for 433 yards, two TDs and two interceptions in five games, including three starts.