From the locker room: Cards beat Pitt

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The University of Louisville football team moved to 6-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play with a 45-35 win over Pittsburgh. Here are a few quotes from the locker room after the game:

U of L coach Charlie Strong

"We were so happy to have our first Big East opener on the road. What was so great about it was our football team didn't play well during the first half. We had too many penalties and made too many mistakes. In the second half, we were able to come out and operate on offense."

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"Our offense has been explosive all year long. We've been able to throw the deep ball. Today, we were able to connect on those throws."

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"I said some very choice words, but I had to get them going. That was the only way it could happen."

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"It's the first conference game of six. You have to win to stay in the race. We've played away from home for a month. We get to go home and play four of our next six games in front of our home crowd."

U of L quarterback Teddy Bridgewater

"I have a lot of confidence (in DeVante Parker). He's finding himself again. He has been dealing with injuries and is finally recovering. He's playing to the best of his ability."

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"I didn't know (Senorise Perry) scored four touchdowns until I was on the sidelines joking around. He is an awesome guy. Coach (Kenny) Carter does a great job coaching those guys."

U of L lineman Mario Benavides

"It feels great. Since I have been here we haven't beat Pitt home or away. This feels great. I don't know if we played a complete game but I will say this is our best second half of the season. I am really proud of the way our guys fought. Coming into the game I don't think I realized how good Pitt's offense was as far as yards per gain. Our defense did really good against the run. It's just good to be 6-0."

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"(Perry) is an interesting kid. He works his butt off. Whatever the coaches ask him to do whether it is special teams or anything, he does. He is always willing to do it for the team. He doesn't care how much he scores or if he has to come out of the running back position. He is willing to do that. I am really proud him."

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