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Pitt vs. FIU Postgame Notes




Oct. 2, 2010

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*Captains for today’s game were #30 PK/P Dan Hutchins, #77 LT Jason Pinkston and #31 SS Dom DeCicco.

*Redshirt junior RT Jordan Gibbs and sophomore RB Ray Graham made their first career starts today.

*In his first career start, sophomore RB Ray Graham finished with 277 yards rushing, which ranks as the second-highest game total in Pitt history behind Tony Dorsett (303 yards vs. Notre Dame in 1975). Graham registered career-highs in yards, touchdowns (3) and carries (29). Graham’s previous career-highs include: 115 yards rushing (9/11 vs. New Hampshire); 14 attempts (9/23 vs. Miami) and two touchdowns (9/11 vs. New Hampshire).

*Graham’s 277 rushing yards gave Pitt its first 200-plus individual rushing performance since Oct. 7, 2006, when LaRod Stephens-Howling ran for 221 yards on 27 carries at Syracuse. It was the highest individual performance by a Pitt tailback since Kevan Barlow had 272 yards vs. West Virginia on Nov. 24, 2000.

*Graham reached the 100-yard rushing mark for the third time this season and third time in his career. Graham eclipsed the 100-yard mark with a 34-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter.

*Graham’s 54-yard kick return to start the second half tied a career long (vs. Rutgers, 2009). His 79-yard touchdown run was also a career-high. He finished the day with 374 all-purpose yards.

*Senior placekicker Dan Hutchins was a perfect 3-of-3 on field goals for the day, knocking through an attempt from 30 yards and two from 38 yards out. The performance marked the fifth time in Hutchins’ career that he has converted three or more field goals in a game (2009: vs. Connecticut, vs. Syracuse, at West Virginia; 2010: at Utah).

*Redshirt junior fullback Henry Hynoski’s 9-yard touchdown reception marked his first touchdown of the season and the first receiving touchdown of his career. Hynoski’s only other touchdown came last year in a win against Louisville.

*Redshirt freshman receiver Devin Street set a career-high in receptions with three.

*Redshirt sophomore Chris Burns scored the first touchdown of his career with a 4-yard run in the fourth quarter.