LOUISVILLE – Pitt used an interception to set up a trick play for a touchdown to trim Louisville’s lead to 14-7 in a Big East game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
Pitt sophomore cornerback Aaron Berry intercepted a Brian Brohm pass intended for Harry Douglas at the Louisville 27 with 2:38 remaining in the first half.
Pat Bostick then threw a lateral in the left flat to tight end Darrell Strong, who lofted a 27-yard touchdown pass to LeSean McCoy, who didn’t have a defender within 20 yards on the right side of the field.
Brohm completed 13 of 17 passes for 131 yards and threw two touchdown passes in the first half, as Louisville jumped to a 14-0 lead.
Louisville outgained Pitt, 173-49, in the first half. McCoy led the Panthers with 10 carries for 28 yards, while Bostick was 3 of 8 for 6 yards and took two sacks.
The Cardinals used Brohm’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Douglas to make it 7-0 at 3:30 in the first quarter. That capped an eight-play, 75-yard drive highlighted by passes of 15 yards to Scott Long and 21 yards to Gary Barnidge and a pass interference penalty against Pitt linebacker Scott McKillop.
Louisville boosted its lead to 14-0 on a 12-play, 68-yard drive capped by Brohm’s 1-yard scoring pass to Anthony Allen. The drive was sparked by a 30-yard pass to Harry Douglas to the Pitt 27. Allen had six carries for 32 yards on the drive, including a 10-yarder to the Pitt 1.