Panthers Hold Off Bearcats 28-10

Pitt defense forces three turnovers, after forcing just two in its previous three games combined. Panthers rack up 14 points off Bearcat turnovers.

Dion Lewis had a game that resembled his 2009 form, that made him such a popular choice for many preseason All-American and Heisman lists.

Lewis waited patiently for his turn to rack up the carries, yards and touchdowns that made him a household name in 2009. He saved that type of performance by doing so in the regular season finale, as Pitt defeated Cincinnati 28-10. He finished the game with 42 carries for 261 yards and four touchdown runs, averaging 6.2 yards a carry.

Pitt improves to 7-5 (5-2) on the season, while Cincinnati drops to 4-8 (2-5), coming off consecutive Big East titles.

Lewis' performance on Saturday ranks as the seventh-best individual performance in school history, behind Curvin Richards' 264 yards against East Carolina in 1989.

Pitt got a boost from its defense, forcing four turnovers. Max Gruder had a first half fumble recovery and interception that both led to Pitt touchdowns. The Panthers helped seal the win with a pair of interceptions from Dom DeCicco in the fourth quarter. DeCicco has five for the season, 12 for his career.

We'll have more from Nippert Stadium folloiwng the post game preserences.

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