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Pitt Vs. Rutgers Score: Panthers' Offense Struggling Mightily, Down At Halftime

After a dominant performance against South Florida in last week’s 44-17 win, Pitt’s offense has struggled against Rutgers on Saturday and trails at halftime, 6-3.

Ray Graham is playing well with 74 yards rushing, but hasn’t been utilized as much in the passing game as he has been, catching only one pass for four yards. Pitt’s offense has thrived when Graham gets into the open field and that hasn’t happened much thus far.

Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri, though, hasn’t gotten off to a good start in this game. He’s completed only 7-15 passes for a meager 52 yards and also has thrown two interceptions.

Rutgers’ offense, for what it’s worth, has also done little, but they’ve been the the beneficiary of some good field position. The Scarlet Knights have less than 100 yards of total offense with only 57 passing yards from true freshman Gary Nova and 42 yards on the ground.

Pitt’s defense has held steady, but Rutgers’ has been incredible, forcing the two turnovers and also sacking Tino Sunseri numerous times.

For more on the Pitt Panthers, head over to SB Nation blog Cardiac Hill.

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