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Oct. 5, 2009

       PITTSBURGH—Pitt senior quarterback Bill Stull, one of the country’s most efficient passers, has been named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Panthers’ 35-10 victory over Louisville this past weekend.


       Stull (Pittsburgh, Pa./Seton-LaSalle) completed 69% of his passes (16 of 23) for 242 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He sparked Pitt to 28 unanswered points in the second half as the Panthers achieved their first victory at Louisville since 1983.


       With Pitt facing a 10-7 deficit at halftime, Stull responded by throwing touchdown passes of 37 and 71 yards during a five-minute span of the third quarter. Under his direction, the Panthers went on to score TDs on four of their first five possessions of the second half.


       Stull ranks fifth nationally and first in the Big East in pass efficiency with an impressive 167.49 rating. He is 18th nationally in points responsible for (14.40 points/game).  For the season, Stull has completed 77-of-116 passes (66.4%) for 988 yards, 11 touchdowns and only one interception.


       The Panthers (4-1, 1-0 Big East) continue conference play this Saturday when they host Connecticut (3-1, 0-0) at Heinz Field. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.


       The game will be regionally televised by ABC (WTAE, channel 4, in Pittsburgh) and will also be available in select markets on ESPN.


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Bill Stull Named Big East Offensive Player of the Week

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