LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Brian Brohm threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 23 Louisville to a 69-14 victory over North Carolina on Saturday.
It was the most points allowed by North Carolina, surpassing a 66-0 loss to Virginia in 1912. Louisville's nine touchdowns was also a record for North Carolina, which has fielded teams since 1888.
Louisville defensive end Elvis Dumervil had three sacks, two forced fumbles and his first career interception, and Michael Bush added three touchdowns for the Cardinals, who scored on their first eight possessions and topped 60 points for the fourth straight home game.
On the opening drive, Bush capped a nine-play march with a 3-yard touchdown run. Louisville scored on the game's opening possession for the 13th time in 26 games under coach Bobby Petrino.
The Tar Heels immediately answered, going 79 yards in 6 minutes, 18 seconds, their longest touchdown drive of the season in possession time. Running back Ronnie McGill scored on a 2-yard run to tie the score.
The Tar Heels' offense sputtered after that, gaining only 72 yards the rest of the half.
The Cardinals' 38 first-half points were more than the Tar Heels had allowed in a game this season - and things got no better in the second half.
Wallace Wright fumbled the opening kickoff and Carmody kicked a 42-yard field goal to send Louisville over 40 points for the 16th time in Petrino's three seasons.
PITTSBURGH 38, CINCINNATI 20: The Panthers' special teams set up one touchdown with a blocked punt and Darrelle Revis returned a punt 79 yards for a score as Pitt spoiled the visiting Bearcats' first game in the Big East.
Freshman Rashad Jennings ran for 102 yards and scored his first touchdown for the Panthers.
Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko was 14-of-32 for 175 yards and ran for a touchdown but also lost two fourth-quarter fumbles.
WEST VIRGINIA 27, RUTGERS 14: Steve Slaton ran for a career-high 139 yards and one touchdown as the visiting Mountaineers defeated the Scarlet Knights for the 11th straight time.
West Virginia rushed for 236 yards against a depleted Rutgers defense, which was without three starters: linebacker Terry Bynes, defensive back Jason Nugent and end Eric Foster.
Special teams and defense either scored or set up West Virginia's first three touchdowns as the Mountaineers took a 21-0 lead in a driving rainstorm.