Panthers running backs Dion Lewis and Ray Graham scored touchdowns in the second half as Pitt beat Louisville Saturday, 20-3. The Graham touchdown was a 21-yard run as the Panthers opened the third quarter. The Lewis touchdown came thanks in part to Pitt’s defense – Jabaal Sheard and Cameron Graham’s sack forced a fumble by Louisville quarterback Adam Froman, and Myles Caragein recovered the ball and lumbered 56 yards to the Louisville 5 yard line. Lewis then took three tries and finally got the ball into the end zone.
The Panthers defense managed to shut down Louisville for the rest of the game, and the D sealed the deal in the fourth quarter – Aaron Donald’s sack knocked Froman out of the game, and on Louisville’s next possession, Dom DeCicco intercepted the first pass by backup quarterback Justin Burke. DeCicco also led the Panthers defense with 11 tackles.
Pitt moved to 3-0 in the Big East with the win, improving its chances of becoming conference champions.