DeKalb band members celebrate Sugar Bowl achievements
LOUISVILLE WON. Considered by most a two-touchdown underdog, Louisville shocked the Gators and silenced the critics in a 33-23 Sugar Bowl win. Big East Offensive Player of the Year Teddy Bridgewater added another memorable performance to his
against 11 other marching bands at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and won best marching, best overall effect, best color guard, best in their class and best overall band performance two days before a multiband performance at halftime of the Sugar Bowl.
Louisville might not have had the firepower on paper to stand up to 14.5-point favorite Florida. But the Cardinals did have Teddy Bridgewater.
In my Sugar Bowl preview, I said the game would hinge on first-down yardage because, even though I thought the world of Teddy Bridgewater, nobody in the country could consistently convert third-and-longs against the Florida defense. But then
Louisville stood up to Florida's bullying, and the Gators had no Plan B. Let's look back at the Cardinals' incredible Sugar Bowl performance.