Tino Sunseri completed 21-of-27 passes, with an interception and three touchdown passes, and a career-high 307 yards, in a 41-21 win over Rutgers at Heinz Field. It was the first 300-yard passing performance by a Pitt player since Tyler Palko threw for 300 yards against Louisville in 2006.
The score remained tied 14-14 at the half, thanks to blocked punt by Rutgers' Lefeged. The ball was recovered by Brandon Bing in the end zone, as the Scarlet Knights tied the game with just two minutes before the half.
Dion Lewis had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, carrying the ball 17 times for a season-high 130 yards, including a game-clinching 23-yard touchdown run with eight minutes left to play in the game.
We'll have more from Heinz Field following the postgame news conferences.
Jon Baldwin had a pair of one-handed grabs--both in double-coverage, on his way to 139 yards receiving on five receptions. He caught a 45-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, prior to Lewis' touchdown run. While Baldwin led in receiving yards, it was Henry Hynoski who led the team with a career-high seven receptions for 51 yards. Tight end Mike Cruz caught a pair of touchdown passes.
Pitt didn't exactly stop the Wildcat, but the defense did limit the Scarlet Knights to 95 yards on the ground, on 36 carries. (2.6 avg) Brandon Lindsey and Jabaal Sheard spearheaded a defensive line that produced eight sacks. Lindsey had a career-high three sacks, followed by Sheard with two. Sheard now has seven sacks on the season, surpassing his previous career-high of 5.5 sacks set in 2008. Lindsey leads the team with eight sacks this season.