A look back at the series between Louisville and Pittsburgh prior to Saturday's game at 3:45 p.m.

Cardinal Authority will provide a weekly look at the series between the University of Louisville and that week's opponent. Well, this week is the second-t0-last game of the season and it's at Pittsburgh. The two teams will tangle at 3:45 p.m.

The University of Louisville football team will renew a series with Pittsburgh that dates back to 1976.

The two teams will meet on Saturday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. in Heinz Field, in the 17th meeting of the two schools. The series is tied at 8.

But this has been a series of runs by each school.

Pittsburgh won the first four meetings, from 1976-83 with the closest score being a 27-6 win in the first meeting. And then it was Louisville's turn, winning the next seven meetings in the series from '90 to 2007.

Four of those seven wins for U of L came on the road, including a Bobby Petrino-coached team waxing the Panthers 48-24 in 2006.

The Panthers then won four straight in 2008, '08, 10 and 11 before the Cardinals rolled 45-35 in Pittsburgh in 2012.

In the last meeting, Teddy Bridgewater threw for 304 yards and one touchdown, while Senorise Perry rushed for four TDs.


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