Quick points from Pittsburgh's 45-34 win over Louisville at Heinz Field.
Louisville enters play with a 6-4 record (2-1 on the road) and is 5-5 against the spread (1-2 ATS on the road) this season.
Defensive end Ejuan Price finished with five sacks and 10 tackles on the afternoon, and the Panthers had seven sacks as a team, equaling their season-high this season.
The Panthers have a trio of running backs led by Qadree Ollison, who rushed for 111 yards a week ago in the team's win over Duke. But, the Cardinal offense could only put together two scoring drives and cut the deficit to eight points in the fourth quarter as Pitt slowly drained out the clock and eventually added a field goal to make it a two possession game with 5:25 left in the fourth quarter.
Shortly after Pitt kicked off, North Carolina beat Virginia Tech in Blacksburg to end any hope of the Panthers staying alive in the ACC Coastal race. That didn't stop Pitt from jumping out to a fast start, though. Jamari Staples caught nine passes for 194 yards and a touchdown, but the Cardinals saw their four-game winning streak come to an abrupt half. Watch Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers live stream online NCAA College Football 11/21/2015 TV broadcast coverage, live scores, Game Kickoff time & schedule and Radio Commentary info here. The freshman gave the Cardinals an immediate spark, hitting Staples - who was bafflingly single covered - for a 49-yard strike with 3 seconds left in the half to pull the Cardinals within 18.
Peterman threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to fullback George Aston, and defensive back Avonte Maddox returned an interception 30 yards for a score that put Pittsburgh up 42-17 with 35 seconds left in the second quarter. Former starting quarterback Reggie Bonnafon, who is now being used in the backfield and at wide receiver, is fourth on the team in rushing with 162 yards, has seven receptions and even threw a 20-yard TD pass last week when he took a pitch in the backfield.
Pitt returns to action Friday, in the Panthers' regular season finale against Miami on Friday at noon.