Louisville’s Senorise Perry ran for four touchdowns and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 304 yards and another score to lead the Cards to a 45-35 victory at Pittsburgh today.
The Panthers led 21-17 at halftime but U of L scored three quick touchdowns in the third quarter to grab the lead for good and win their Big East Conference opener. They also snapped a four-game losing streak to Pitt.
The 16th ranked Cardinals remain undefeated at 6-0 and are bowl-eligible for the third straight season.
Pittsburgh falls to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play. It was the teams’ final Big East matchup. Pittsburgh joins the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
Louisville returns home next weekend to take on South Florida.
The Kentucky Wildcats dropped their fifth game in a row, losing at Arkansas 49-7 in a game that was halted with just over five minutes left in the third quarter because of lightning.
UK, now 1-6 on the season, returns to Commonwealth Stadium next Saturday to face Georgia.
And in Bloomington, eighth-ranked Ohio State held off the Indiana Hoosiers 52-49.