No. 18 Louisville races past Pitt 45-35

By Will Graves

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Oct. 13 2012 12:35 p.m. MDT

Louisville running back Senorise Perry (32) scores a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 in Pittsburgh.

Keith Srakocic, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to help No. 18 Louisville race by Pittsburgh 45-35 on Saturday.

Teddy Bridgewater passed for 304 yards for the Cardinals (6-0, 1-0 Big East), including a 75-yard score to Devante Parker on the first play of the second half as Louisville continued its best start since 2006.

Parker's score came in the middle of a 24-point burst by Louisville spanning the second and third quarters that turned a seven-point deficit into a 38-21 lead.

Tino Sunseri passed for 287 yards and two touchdowns but Pitt (2-4, 0-3) couldn't complete a late rally.

Trailing by 10 with 5 minutes to play, Pitt went for it on fourth down deep in Louisville territory rather than attempt a field goal. Sunseri's pass was off the mark and Perry finished off the Panthers with a 59-yard sprint down the left sideline.

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