Teddy Bridgewater threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score in No. 18 Louisville's 36-9 victory over Miami on Saturday night in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
The Cardinals (12-1) spotted Miami (9-4) an early 2-0 lead, then dominated the rest of the way, racking up 554 total yards to the Hurricanes' 174.
Bridgewater was 35 for 45 for career-high 447 yards.
The win was the second straight bowl victory for Louisville and also marks the program's second 12-win season.
North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 - T.J. Logan returned a kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown, and Ryan Switzer scored on an 86-yard punt return to help the Tar Heels beat the Bearcats in Charlotte, N.C., for their first Belk Bowl victory in four attempts.
Marquise Williams threw for 171 yards and a touchdown for the Tar Heels (7-6) in their first bowl victory since 2010.
Cincinnati (9-4) was looking to become the bowl's first back-to-back champion since Virginia did it 10 years ago.
But last year's MVP, Brandon Kay, was limited to 181 yards passing and no touchdowns.