Pitt Football Postgame Notes
Cincinnati Game (Nippert Stadium)
Sept. 6, 2012
Pitt is 0-2 for the first time since the 2005 season when it started 0-3.
The Panthers lost their Big East opener for the first time since the 2007 season when they fell 34-14 to Connecticut at Heinz Field.
Pitt’s defense featured two players making their first career starts tonight: sophomore defensive end T.J. Clemmings and junior defensive tackle Tyrone Ezell. On offense, sophomore fullback Mark Giubilato made his first career start.
Freshman running back Rushel Shell made his collegiate debut tonight on Pitt’s third series. His first carry was a 12-yard rush for a first down.
Junior linebacker Shane Gordon’s 12-yard sack in the second quarter was the first of his career.
With a 50-yard run in the third quarter, Ray Graham reached 100 yards rushing for the night. It is his first 100-yard game since a 159-yard effort against Rutgers on Oct. 8, 2011. He has eight 100-yard games for his career.
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