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Lewis passes McCoy on all-time list

| Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

• Tailback Dion Lewis, who rushed for a game-high 155 yards on 26 carries, moved ahead of LeSean McCoy as the second- most prolific freshman runner in school history. Tony Dorsett holds the freshman single-season mark with 1,686 yards.

• Pitt cornerback Aaron Berry did not start because of shoulder injury. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Ricky Gary.

• West Virginia had attempted only nine field goals coming into the game. So, coach Bill Stewart again showed his lack of confidence in place-kicker Tyler Bitancurt. The Mountaineers went for it on fourth-and-goal inside the Pitt 2-yard line and were stopped. Then, midway through the second quarter, they again they challenged the Panthers on fourth-and-9, passing up a 45-yard field goal try, which could have matched Bitancurt's season long. In the end, Bitanurt kicked the game-winner, a 43-yarder with as time expired.

• The Panthers were held to their lowest first-half production of the season. The totaled only 98 yards - 31 rushing and 67 passing. Also, they had only three first downs through the first 30 minutes.

• For the first time this season, Pitt receivers dropped several passes. Tight end Dorin Dickerson, a John Mackey Award finalist, dropped two -- including a third-and-3 drop late in the third quarter. The Panthers had to settle for a 30-yard field goal by Dan Hutchins, which tied the game at 6-6 with 4:52 left in the third quarter.

• Pitt quarterback Bill Stull threw two interceptions in a game for the first time this season. West Virginia quarterback Jarrett Brown completed 19 of 31 passes for 164 yards and rushed for 43 yards on 134 carries. Noel Devine led the Mountaineers with 137 yards rushing, including an 88-yard touchdown run with 4:34 left in the third quarter to give West Virginia a 13-6 lead.

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