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No. 18 Louisville races past Pitt 45-35

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) 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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