Pitt wins big over Florida International
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Pitt sophomore Ray Graham got his first career start today and certainly made the most of it as he ran for 277 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 44-17 win over Florida International at Heinz Field.
Graham, who started in place of injured starter Dion Lewis, ran the ball a career-high 29 times, averaged a ridiculous 9.6 yards per carry and had 374 all-purpose yards.
He then capped his day with touchdown runs of 79 yards and 19 yards.
It is the second best rushing day by a Pitt running back, trailing only Tony Dorsett's school-record 303-yard performance against Notre Dame in 1975.
Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri began the game a bit shaky -- he was 2-of-9 for 19 yards at one point in the second quarter -- but finished strong -- he completed 13 of his final 14 passes -- and ended up 15-of-23 for 169 yards and a touchdown.
One other item of note -- senior Dom DeCicco made his first start at weakisde linebacker.
DeCicco had been the team's starting strong safety until last week when coaches decided to move him in order to try and strengthen the linebacker group.
First Published October 2, 2010 6:57 pm