Pitt came into the game light underdogs, but are being absolutely dominated so far in their Thursday night tilt against Cincinnati. The Panthers are down 17-0 and it's difficult to find anything that's gone right for them.
The Panthers have had a few chances to score, but haven't been able to get on the board. Quarterback Tino Sunseri threw an interception in the end zone with Pitt deep in Cincinnati territory earlier in the half, but that wasn't the worst of it. Just before the half, Pitt again had a chance to get on the board, but with five seconds left, Sunseri dropped back, but held onto the ball too long before making an incompletion as time expired. Instead of throwing the ball away early and setting the team up for a field goal, the Panthers came away empty.
Pitt's defense has struggled to contain quarterback Munchie Legaux. Legaux is 8-16 for 107 yards passing and a touchdown, and has also scrambled well, picking up 33 yards on only four carries. The Panther offense had two costly interceptions by Sunseri - the aforementioned interception and a fumble earlier in the game.
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