Kevin C. Cox
After being roughed up in the first half by the Louisville Cardinals, the Florida Gators find themselves in a 24-10 hole in the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The No. 3 Florida Gators have been roughed up in the first half of the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl on both sides of the ball by No. 21 Louisville Cardinals, but a touchdown late cut a 24-3 deficit to 24-10 as the two teams head into halftime.
Louisville immediately jumped on Florida as Cardinals' defensive back Terell Floyd intercepted Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel's on the very first snap of the game, returning the pass 38 yards for the touchdown.
The Cardinals attack didn't end there thanks to star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who carved up the Gators defense in the first half, leading two drives that resulted into touchdowns. Despite a wrist injury, the sophomore quarterback completed 12 of 17 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown in the first half.
Florida has been killed by penalties, including a few on key third downs that prolonged drives for Louisville. The Gators committed five penalties for 47 yards in the first half while the Cardinals committed just one for ten yards.
Fortunately for Florida, the team ended the drive with a touchdown that capped off an 11-play drive, giving the team a pulse as they head into halftime.