Pittsburgh 35, UConn 20: Tino Sunseri, Panthers Cruise Past Huskies

Tino Sunseri put forth a tremendous effort, throwing for 419 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Panthers coasted past the Connecticut Huskies, 35-20, on a rare Wednesday night meeting at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Pittsburgh 35, UConn 20: Tino Sunseri, Panthers Cruise Past Huskies

Tino Sunseri put forth a tremendous effort, throwing for 419 yards and two touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Panthers coasted past the Connecticut Huskies, 35-20, on a rare Wednesday night meeting at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pitt (4-4, 2-1 Big East) took control of the game early on, grabbing a 21-3 lead by halftime and the Panthers never looked back. The Panthers recorded 529 total yards (433 passing, 96 rushing) while UConn (3-5, 1-2 Big East) had 316 yards (202 passing, 114 rushing) in the loss.

Johnny McEntee threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-33 passing and Lyle McCombs rushed for 124 yards on 25 carries for the Huskies. Kashif Moore caught six passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Sunseri opened up the scoring with an eight-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes left in the first quarter. Mike Shanahan then caught a 17-yard touchdown from Sunseri with 54 seconds left in the opening quarters.

Dave Teggart split the uprights on a 40-yard field goal to put UConn on the board with 7:17 to go in the second quarter, but the Panthers tacked on another touchdown on a three yard run from Zach Brown with 2:38 to go before halftime.

The Huskies controlled the second half, scoring three touchdowns, but they were unable to mount a complete comeback. Moore caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from McEntee with 11:35 left in the third quarter. Teggart kicked a 31 yard field goal with 4:08 left in the quarter, trimming the Huskies' deficit to 21-13.

Sunseri then found Shanahan for a 27-yard touchdown pass with 2:04 left in the third, giving the Panthers a 28-13 advantage. Pittsburgh score another touchdown, their final one of the game, on a 14-yard pass from Ronald Jones to Devin Street with 3:22 left in the game. McEntee threw his final touchdown, a 14-yard strike to Ryan Griffin, with 43 secnds left in the game.

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UConn Vs. Pittsburgh: TV Schedule, Time, Date Location, History And More

The Huskies head to the Steel City to take on the Panthers for the first time since Pittsburgh announced its defection to the ACC.

Event: Connecticut Huskies vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - NCAA Football, Week 9

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, - 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Location: Heinz Field (Capacity: 60,050), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Broadcast Info: Wednesday night's game between UConn and Pittsburgh will be televised nationally on ESPN. Joe Tessitore will be on play-by-play with Lou Holtz and Mark May providing color commentating and Quint Kessenich on the sidelines.

The game can be heard on the radio on WTIC 1080-AM, the home of UConn Huskies football for the last 20 years. Joe D'Ambrosio is on play-by-play duty, Wayne Norman will provide color and Kevin Nathan will be on the sidelines.

Series History: UConn leads the all-time series against Pittsburgh, 4-3, with a 1-2 record on the road. The Huskies took the contest last year, when running back Jordan Todman ran for a career-high 222 yards to push UConn to a 30-28 home win on Nov. 11, 2010.

Storyline: Coach Paul Pasqualoni's Huskies will take on the Panthers for the first time since Pittsburgh announced it was leaving the Big East for the ACC. UConn will look to build off its 16-10 triumph over South Florida on Oct. 15 and attempt to win consecutive games for the first time since the Huskies won five straight to close out the 2010 regular season. The Huskies will hope to get big performances out of redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs and redshirt senior Dave Teggart, who kicked three field goals in the win over South Florida.

Prediction: Though both squads sport matching 3-1 records, Pittsburgh's ledger is much more respectable. The Panthers had a close loss to Notre Dame and posted much larger margins of victories against the teams' common opponents of Buffalo and South Florida. They also have not lost to Western Michigan this season. Final Score: Pittsburgh 30, UConn 17.

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UConn Vs. Pittsburgh: Huskies, Panthers Meet In Midweek Clash

Connecticut meets Pittsburgh in a mid-week Big East showdown between teams with identical records. But only one team can steer its season in the right direction.

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