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Pitt Football 2011 Blue-Gold Game: First-Team Offense Dominates Annual Scrimmage

Pitt held it's annual Blue-Gold game over the weekend, and the blue (first team) put together a dominant performance, winning 48-13.

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Tino Sunseri led the way throwing for more than 400 yards and completing more than 60% of his passes. That's likely going to upset more than a few fans, who would like to see a change at quarterback. But the fact is that Sunseri likely gives the team the best chance to win. And as a starter for the first time last season, he managed to throw for nearly 2,700 yards and complete 65% of his passes. While there were times he didn't make enough plays, he kept Pitt in games most of the season - not much more you can ask for from a sophomore quarterback in his first season as a starter.

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Ray Graham, who's been hyped as the team's biggest offensive weapon had a fairly modest game. He only rushed five times and caught three passes on the day. But don't let that production fool you - Graham is the clear-cut starter and will be used a great deal this season. Plus, there were plenty of players registering stats in Saturday's scrimmage that won't get playing time this season - as evidenced by the 14 players catching passes in the game.

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The special teams even got in the act with Kevin Harper kicking a 50+ field goal and Buddy Jackson taking the opening kickoff to the house for a touchdown on the first play of the game.

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Check out SB Nation Pitt blog Cardiac Hill for a full recap and more analysis on the game.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.