Pitt secures bowl eligibility with 27-3 win against South Florida
Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham celebrates after scoring on a one-yard touchdown run during the first quarter.
Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street dives for an extra yard after getting tripped up by South Florida safety JaQuez Jenkins during the first half.
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TAMPA, Fla. -- Pitt secured bowl eligibility for the fifth consecutive season Saturday night with a 27-3 victory against South Florida.
Panthers running back Ray Graham broke the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career with 94 yards on the ground, and quarterback Tino Sunseri passed 3,000 yards on the season with 211 yards on 19 of 25 passing.
Pitt's offense moved in fits and starts early but got rolling in the second half. The Panthers also took advantage of four South Florida turnovers to stifle the Bulls' offense.
The Panthers held South Florida to 121 total yards on the night and just 12 rushing yards.
Now, the Panthers will likely wait until Sunday to learn their bowl fate, which could be a third consecutive trip to the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala.
First Published December 1, 2012 8:32 pm