BBVA Compass Bowl 2013: Tino Sunseri finishes Pitt career

Andy Lyons

Quarterback Tino Sunseri's up-and-down stint as a starter for the Panthers ends Saturday, and he could leave some impressive numbers behind.

Saturday's BBVA Compass Bowl is the last time quarterback Tino Sunseri will suit up for the Pittsburgh Panthers, but the contest against the Ole Miss Rebels also represents the end of a bumpy few seasons for both Sunseri and the university's football program.

In a report from Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, Sunseri, in his third offensive program in as many years playing starting quarterback at Pittsburgh (6-6 overall this season, 3-4 in the Big East), notes that his legacy is not a concern to him. Not that it will be remembered only for hard times, necessarily, either.

For one, as the article says, it has been 270 passing attempts since Sunseri has thrown his last interception, which is the longest current stretch without a pick in Division I-A football. Additionally, Sunseri can replace former Panther Dan Marino as the school's second all-time leader in career passing yards if he hits 193 yards against the Rebels (6-6 overall this season, 3-5 in the SEC) on Saturday.

Sunseri has thrown for 3,103 yards this season -- completing 66.5 percent of his passes -- along with 19 touchdowns and two interceptions.

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