Tino Sunseri passed for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Pitt is 12-2-2 vs. current Southeastern Conference teams.
Ray Graham rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
The Panthers are coming off an impressive 21-point rout of Rutgers.
Tino Sunseri passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns.
Kevin Harper Interview
2012: Led Pitt in scoring with 100 points on 20-27 field goals (74.1%) and 40-40 extra points (100%)...led Big East in field goal percentage and field goals per game (1.54 avg.)...ranked 16th (tied) nationally in field goals per game...finished fifth all-time at Pitt in kick scoring with 195 points...had a season-high 14 points vs. Notre Dame (4-5 FG, 2-2 PATs)...kicked a season-long 47-yard field goal vs. Ole Miss in the BBVA Compass Bowl...also served as Pitt's kickoff specialist and had 12 touchbacks on 70 kicks...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team for the third time.
2011: Led Pitt in scoring with 95 points...converted 21-of-31 field goals (67.7%) and 32-of-33 PATs (96.9%)...ranked 11th nationally (tied) and second in the Big East in field goals made per game (1.62 avg.)...accounted for a career-high 15 points in Pitt's victory over Syracuse...Harper converted a career-best four field goals (37, 36, 36 and 47 yards) and was 3-of-3 on PATs vs. the Orange...kicked a 52-yard FG against Cincinnati, marking the longest in Heinz Field history for a collegiate kicker...the 52-yarder also tied an overall Heinz Field record set by former Steelers kicker Jeff Reed (vs. Atlanta in 2010)...had a standout game vs. USF, converting each of his eight placements (3-3 FG, 5-5 PAT) for 14 points...kicked field goals of 47, 39 and 46 yards against the Bulls...averaged 58.9 yards on 69 kickoffs with six touchbacks...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree for the second consecutive year.
2010: Played in all 13 games as Pitt's kickoff specialist...averaged 65.9 yards on 70 kickoffs (11 touchbacks)...did not attempt a field goal...Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.
2009: Contributed in his first active season as a kickoff specialist...averaged 63.8 yards on 10 kickoffs...missed on his lone field goal attempt, a 51-yarder against Syracuse...played in six games total.
2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Considered one of the country's top kicking prospects...rated the nation's No. 5 kicker by Scout and No. 9 by Rivals...rated No. 2 on Rivals' "strongest leg" listing...named to The Associated Press Division I All-Ohio Team (first team)...converted 17-of-25 field goals (.680) as a senior, including kicks of 61 and 58 yards...his 61-yarder set a state record...converted 58-of-61 extra points (.951)...averaged 41 yards per punt...80% of his kickoffs went for touchbacks (64 touchbacks on 80 kickoffs)...PrepStar All-Midwest Region...All-Lake Erie League...All-Lake County...Northeast Lakes All-District...as the team's starting placekicker, helped Mentor to a 24-5 mark (.828) his final two seasons, including back-to-back appearances in the Ohio Division I championship game...played under Coach Steve Trivisonno...selected to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Classic...also earned three letters in soccer and two in track and field...summa cum laude graduate of Mentor...graduated No. 2 in his class...National Honor Society member.
Personal: Kevin Mark Harper, born 10/13/89, is the son of Jay and Kristi Harper...has one sister...earned his bachelor's degree in business-general management and is pursuing his MBA in Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business.
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