No. 18 Louisville hoping to end slide against Pitt



PITTSBURGH (AP) — Charlie Strong has engineered quite a turnaround at Louisville.

Still, there’s one thing on Strong’s checklist the No. 18 Cardinals have failed to do in his two-plus seasons: Beat Pittsburgh. Louisville (5-0) will get one more chance on Saturday before the Panthers (2-3, 0-2 Big East) head to the ACC next fall.

Pitt has won its last four meetings with the Cardinals, including a 21-14 victory on the road last year that helped cost Louisville a shot at an outright Big East championship.

The Cardinals are coming off a bye week and haven’t played particularly well in road wins at Florida International and Southern Miss. Louisville was the preseason favorite to win the conference, but Strong says his team needs to stay humble.