This was the epitome of an ugly win. Even though the Panthers won by two touchdowns, Buffalo had more yards (333-260) and more first downs (21-15), and held the Panthers to just 3.3 yards a carry.
For some strange reason, Paul Chryst decided to run a lot in this game and the Panthers ran for just 134 yards and a 3.3 avg. Ray Graham led with 75 yards on 20 carries but Rushel Shell managed just 35 yards on 12 carries.
Tino Sunseri had just two completions at halftime, and ended up 9 of 17 for just 127 yards. He was sacked once, and had no touchdowns or interceptions.
Devin Street caught 5 passes for 40 yards while Mike Shanahan had 2 catches for 39 yards. Once again no TDs caught a pass.
Once agan the offensive line was abysmal and Matt Rotheram seems to actually be getting worse.
Aaron Donald, K'Waun Williams, and Jason Hendricks once again had good games. Those three, along with Lafayette Pitts and Todd Thomas, will be back next season so the defense theoretically should be improved.
Buffalo was giving up 401.3 yards a game this season. Pitt had 260.
Buffalo is barely a Division 1 football program and it's an embarrassment that Pitt even played in front of their high school attendance. Pitt wants to establish themselves nationally and playing at Buffalo does them no good whatsoever. The fact that Pitt played poorly made the game an even bigger embarrassment.
Pitt is now 3-4 overall and 0-3 in the conference. They host Temple at noon next Saturday. The Owls are 3-3 and 2-1 in the Big East.