The Bearcats were burned by DeVante Parker for 104 receiving yards on Thursday as the Cardinals picked up a 31-24 win at Nippert Stadium.
The Cardinals were a 3-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 49.5.
Teddy Bridgewater completed 23 of 37 pass attempts for 255 yards for the Cardinals in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Bearcats defense.
Tion Green rushed for 38 yards for Cincinnati, while Hosey Williams added 34 yards. Brendon Kay threw for 304 yards for the Bearcats, while receivers Anthony McClung and Chris Moore had 97 and 92 yards respectively.
Louisville outgained Cincinnati 432-428 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 28-22 by the Cardinals.
The time of possession battle favored Louisville as their offense was on the field for 32:02, longer than the 27:58 of their opponents.