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Pitt vs. Louisville: Panthers lose to Cardinals in Homecoming game

The No. 18 Louisville Cardinals scored three touchdowns in the third quarter en route to a 45-35 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday afternoon.

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Pitt trying to claw out of Big East basement

The Pittsburgh Panthers have struggled in 2012, and the team is still searching for their first Big East victory of the season.


Pittsburgh falls to No. 18 Louisville, 45-35

Senorise Perry scored four touchdowns, as the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers, 45-35.


Cardinals explode in third quarter, lead 38-21

The Pittsburgh Panthers went into halftime with a modest 21-17 lead over the No. 18 Louisville Cardinals. Unfortunately for Pitt, the Cardinals put together a dominant third quarter, and now lead the Panthers 38-21 into the fourth quarter.

Louisville set the tone immediately in the third quarter. After receiving the kickoff to open up the second half, Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed a 75-yard pass to DeVante Parker for a touchdown, giving Louisville a 24-21 lead.

Minutes later, Louisville running back Senorice Perry capped off a five play, 68-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run, giving the Cardinals a 31-21 lead.

Perry added another touchdown run, a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:16 left in the third quarter. Perry's second touchdown of the quarter gave Louisville a 38-21 lead.

Pittsburgh has been held to just 233 total yards through the first three quarters.

Hope is not lost for the Panthers, though. Pitt will open the fourth quarter with a 3rd-and-3 from Louisville's 22-yard line, as the Panthers look to scratch back into the game.


Pitt-Louisville tied, 7-7, after 1st quarter

After one quarter of play, Pittsburgh and Louisville are tied up, 7-7. So far the game has consisted of several long drives, with no turnovers for either team.

The Pitt Panthers started the game with a nine-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with this great touchdown grab by Cameron Saddler.

The pass was thrown by Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri, who is currently 8-for-10 for 90 yards. This is Saddler's only reception of the game so far.

Louisville answered right back with a 12-play, 75-yard drive of their own, that ended in this Senorise Perry touchdown run.

A perfect run, if you ignore the slip at the end.

Louisville is currently 5-0, and has not lost since last season's December Belk Bowl defeat at the hands of North Carolina State.

A win would help get Pittsburgh back on track. They are currently 2-3, and 0-2 in the Big East. Their offense ranks second in the Big East with 458.6 yards per game.


Louisville, Pitt to play football before noon

Louisville travels to Pittsburgh to play a morning game against Panthers at Heinz Field.

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