Pittsburgh Panthers upset No 14 Louisville for the win

Pittsburgh, PA- The Pitt Panthers upset No. 14 Louisville Cardinals despite a halftime deficit, they scored 24 unanswered points to earn its first ACC win on the season 38-21.

The Panthers defense showed up late but just in time with an 86-yard pick six by M.J. Devonshire to kick start his team. It was a complete turnaround keeping Cardinals scoreless in the second half. Four turnovers on downs swung the momentum.

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“The defense was outstanding,” Narduzzi said. “They bent but didn’t break. Three turnovers plus four fourth-down stops, that’s like seven turnovers in my opinion. The fourth-down stops were big time against an explosive offense.”

Now starter Christian Veilleux threw two touchdowns for 200 yards on 12/26 passes having a solid game under center for the Panthers. His 31-yard strike to Konata Mumpfield secured the victory with 3:03 left on the clock in the 4th quarter.

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“He just made plays when he needed to,” Pitt coach Narduzzi said. “Our receivers made plays. Our offensive line did a great job. I think we gave up one sack on the day, so they did a good job protecting against that defensive line.”

Cardinals Jack Plummer threw for 350 yards on 29/52 attempts with a touchdown but two costly interceptions that were capitalized on. The running game being held under 100 yards with only 94 yards due to the strong Panthers defense.

Louisville will have a bye to regroup and host Duke Blue Devils on Saturday October 28th. The Pittsburgh will travel to Wake Forest Saturday October 21st at 12:30pm.