Cincinnati vs. Louisville: But is Munchie Legaux better than Teddy Bridgewater?

Jonathan Ernst

Friday night's Big East battle just got a little bit of spice sprinkled in thanks to Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux dubbing himself better than his heralded counterpart, Teddy Bridgewater.

To the list of items comparing two very different players!

Arm: They are both strong. Actually, they combine to have four arms, so all four arms are probably strong. Bridgewater's is far more accurate -- he's completing 73.4 percent to Legaux's 53.3 percent. Legaux takes bigger shots, trailing his adversary by a yard per attempt but topping him by two per completion.

He also has maybe the weirdest delivery in all of college football right now, which I count as a positive because it entertains me:

Mark it Teddy, though.

Legs: Bridgewater is nimble and elusive, but this is not a competition. Legaux, perhaps a poor man's Denard Robinson, averages 44 yards a game on the ground to Bridgewater's 11.

General aptitude and so forth: They've turned the ball over at an almost identical rate throughout their careers, with about 32 attempts per interception apiece.

Though Legaux is a junior and Bridgewater a sophomore, the latter has far more playing experience, throwing as many attempts in 2011 alone as Legaux has in his entire college career.

One would probably also argue that Bridgewater has better receivers to work with overall, with the Cardinals slightly outrecruiting Cincy as of late. But Munchie's just made this whole thing a one-on-one showdown anyway.

We've got to go Bridgewater here.

Name: Oh please.

Verdict: This is closer than you'd think. Bridgewater is probably the Big East's best player and still has a very high ceiling, but at this point in their careers, but one would not be insane to prefer Legaux.

I'd take Bridgewater, but we'll find out for sure in a few days anyway.

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