NCAA Game Summary - Rutgers at Pittsburgh|
(Saturday, October 23rd)
Final Score: Pittsburgh 41, Rutgers 21
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Tino Sunseri threw for 307 yards and three
touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Panthers to a 41-21 victory over the Rutgers
Scarlet Knights in a Big East battle at Heinz Field.
Sunseri completed an efficient 21-of-27 passes under center to pace Pittsburgh
(4-3, 2-0 Big East) in the win, while Dion Lewis led the rushing attack with
130 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Ray Graham added 56 yards and a score
of his own on the ground as well for the Panthers, while Jon Baldwin caught
five passes for 139 yards and a touchdown.
It was a miserable day under center for the Scarlet Knights (4-3, 1-1), as Tom
Savage and Chas Dodd combined for just 108 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Joe Martinek ran for 52 yards and a touchdown, while Mohamed Sanu caught four
passes for 46 yards.
The Scarlet Knights struck first in this one, as Joe Martinek found the end
zone following a one-yard run early in the opening period of play.
The Panthers tied the contest late in the frame, as Sunseri found Mike Cruz
with a three-yard strike.
The Panthers then took a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter following a 13-
yard run by Graham.
But the Scarlet Knights managed to knot things up again with just over two
minutes remaining in the half, as a blocked punt was recovered in the end
zone by Brandon Bing.
The Panthers reclaimed the lead early in the third quarter with an 11-yard
scoring strike from Sunseri to Cruz.
The Panthers made it 24-14 late in the stanza with an 18-yard Dan Hutchins
Hutchins added a 34-yard kick early in the final period of play to give the
Panthers a 27-14 advantage, while a 45-yard toss from Sunseri to Baldwin
just minutes later made it 34-14.
The Panthers pulled even further ahead midway through the frame, as Lewis
hit pay dirt following a 22-yard scamper.
The Scarlet Knights added a 27-yard scoring toss from Savage to Mark Harrison
with just over a minute remaining to account for the final score of the
10/23 17:04:59 ET