Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Tino Sunseri threw three touchdown passes,
Ray Graham scored three times and the Pittsburgh Panthers earned their first
win with a 35-17 victory over the 13th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies at Heinz
The Pathers (1-2), coming off losses to FCS foe Youngstown State and
Cincinnati to start the season, jumped out to a 21-0 lead Saturday and pitched
a shutout in the fourth quarter to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2005.
Sunseri threw for 283 yards with an interception on 19-of-28 efficiency, as
the Panthers ended Virginia Tech's true road winning streak at 13 games.
Rushel Shell and Graham ran for 144 and 94 yards, respectively, for a Pitt
ground game that outrushed the Hokies, 254-59. Graham ran for two scores and
Logan Thomas threw three interceptions and completed just 14-of-31 attempts
for Virginia Tech (2-1), which had just 14 first downs to Pitt's 27. Thomas
ended with 265 passing yards -- 85 coming on a TD pass to Marcus Davis -- and
led an anemic running attack with 28 yards on seven carries.
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