Pitt Opens Big East With A Win

Tino Sunseri throws for four touchdowns, while the four different defensive players forced turnovers.

Tino Sunseri hit Devin Street on a short screen pass on Pitt's first offensive play of the game, and Street turned it into a 79-yard touchdown. Pitt led 7-0 and never looked back, defeating Syracuse 45-14.

Sunseri completed 17-of-25 passes for 262 yards in addition to his four touchdown passes. Pitt had season-longs in punt returns, interception returns, fumble returns, and in receptions on Street's touchdown reception.

After the punt return game cost the Panthers field position at Notre Dame, Saddler was key in building up a 21-point lead at halftime. A 31-yard return by Cameron Saddler set up Sunseri's second touchdown pass of the day--a 15-yarder to Ray Graham.

Ricky Gary also returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown a career-long. Greg Williams recovered a fumble, returning it to the Syracuse 6, setting up Pitt's final score. Jarred Holley came up with his fourth interception of the year.

In addition to Graham's touchdown reception, Dion Lewis scored on a one-yard touchdown run.

We'll have more from the Carrier Dome, following the respective press conferences.

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