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Ray Graham, Chaz Powell Earn Player Of The Week Awards

Pitt sophomore running back Ray Graham has been named the Big East's Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Panthers' 35-16 win against Buffalo on Saturday at Heinz Field.

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Graham scored a trio of touchdowns and racked up 201 yards on 29 carries, good for a 6.9 yard per carry average in the victory over the Bulls and keyed a 231-yard attack on the ground for the Panthers. It's the second highest rushing total of his career so far, topped only by last season's 277-yard effort against Florida International.

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Penn State cornerback Chaz Powell also earned honors on Monday, taking home the Big Ten's Special Teams Player of the Week award for his 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the opening kickoff of the Nittany Lions' game against Indiana State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

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The return put Penn State up 7-0 and put the Lions well on their way to a 41-7 victory.

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