The offensive momentum from the first quarter didn't carry over to the second quarter. Pitt's drive stalled out, leading to a punt. Louisville got the ball back and went backwards, killing their drive from the start with an illegal block penalty. Despite a 26-yard run by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville was forced to punt.
Pitt teased on the ensuing drive as well when Tino Sunseri hit Mike Shanahan on a 24-yard pass, but after that the drive stalled. Pittsburgh punted the ball back to Louisville, who once again shot themselves in the foot early in their drive picking up another illegal block penalty. Bridgewater hit on back to back long passes to put Louisville in 3rd and short, but the Cardinals couldn't convert.
Pitt got the ball back and once again after a big play, a 20-yard run by Isaac Bennett, the Panthers drive stalled to a stop. Sunseri was sacked for an 11-yard loss immediately after the long run and the drive stalled out from there. Pitt takes a 7-0 lead into halftime.
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