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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Syracuse: Dion Lewis, Nov. 7, 2009

Five facts about Dion Lewis vs. Syracuse:

  1. Lewis tallied 152 yards from scrimmage and one TD in Pitt's 37-10 win over Syracuse in 2009.
  2. The star freshman RB guided the Panthers to their eighth win of the season that Saturday at Heinz Field.
  3. With 110 rushing yards and 42 receiving yards, Lewis keyed Pitt's most lopsided win versus the Orange since 1980.
  4. It was Lewis' sixth 100-yard rushing game during his breakout true freshman campaign.
  5. Lewis would go on to be named Big East Freshman of the Year during Pitt's most recent 10-win season.

Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Duke: Tom Savage, Sept. 21, 2013

Five Facts about Tom Savage vs. Duke:

  1. Pitt earned its first ever ACC win in 2013 thanks to an incredible game from QB Tom Savage.
  2. Savage tossed for six touchdowns and 424 yards on 23 of 33 passing to lead the Panthers.
  3. Tyler Boyd caught 3 TDs from Savage, while Devin Street also pulled in two of his own.
  4. Savage became the eighth Pitt QB in school history to pass for 400 yards in a single game.
  5. The 58-55 victory also marked the highest-scoring game in Pitt football history.


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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Clemson: Matt Cavanaugh, Gator Bowl, Dec. 30, 1977

Five Facts about Matt Cavanaugh vs. Clemson:

  1. Cavanaugh led a decisive Pitt victory over Clemson in the only previous meeting between the teams.
  2. The QB passed for 387 yards and 4 TDs as the Panthers topped the Tigers, 34-3.
  3. Cavanaugh threw a TD pass in each quarter to help Pitt finish the season with a 9-2-1 record.
  4. The senior's performance resulted in the Panthers setting five Gator Bowl records in the win.
  5. Following the game, Cavanaugh was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Patriots.
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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Miami: James Conner, Nov. 29, 2014

Five Facts about James Conner vs. Miami:

  1. Fighting through injury, Conner led Pitt to a 35-23 win at Miami in 2014.
  2. Conner scored twice to break Tony Dorsett's Pitt single season TD record.
  3. Conner finished with 75 yards on 16 carries as the Panthers became bowl eligible.
  4. The sophomore RB would go on to be named ACC Player of the Year.
  5. It was Pitt's first win at Miami since 1963.
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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Georgia Tech: Aaron Donald, November 2, 2013

Five Facts about Aaron Donald vs. Georgia Tech

  1. Donald had a historic performance in Pitt's first ACC game vs. GT.
  2. The senior DT had 11 tackles and an incredible 6.0 tackles for loss.
  3. Donald also forced two Yellow Jacket fumbles and tallied a sack.
  4. The performance, one of the best in Pitt history, garnered national attention.
  5. Donald would go on to win four major national defensive awards at season's end.
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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Conference USA: Ray Graham vs. FIU, Oct. 2, 2010

Five Facts about Ray Graham vs. FIU

  1. Graham went off vs. FIU, rushing for 277 yards in Pitt's 44-17 victory.
  2. It remains the second-most rushing yards in a game in Pitt history.
  3. Only Tony Dorsett's 303 yards against Notre Dame in 1975 topped Graham's game.
  4. The talented then-sophomore also scored three TDs in the contest.
  5. Graham finished the game with 374 all-purpose yards, the most by any FBS player in 2010.
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Legends of the Game - Dion Lewis vs. North Carolina, Meineke Car Care Bowl, Dec. 26, 2009

Five Facts about Dion Lewis

  1. Lewis rushed for 159 yards and a TD in Pitt's last-minute 19-17 win over UNC.
  2. He broke Tony Dorsett's 33-year-old Pitt freshman rushing record in the game.
  3. Lewis also added to his Pitt frosh scoring record, with his TD giving him 108 points for the year.
  4. The victory secured Pitt's first 10-win season since 1981.
  5. Lewis was also named MVP of the 2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl for his efforts.
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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs the Big 12: Larry Fitzgerald at Texas A&M, Sept. 28, 2003

Five Facts about Larry Fitzgerald

  1. Fitzgerald caught 3 TDs in Pitt's last win against a Big 12 foe.
  2. The sophomore WR finished with seven catches for 135 yards.
  3. The No. 17 Panthers defeated the Aggies 37-26 in the game.
  4. Fitzgerald recorded a TD catch in his 10th consecutive contest.
  5. A&M's Dennis Franchione called Fitzgerald, "as good a receiver as I've ever seen."

Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: John Congemi, QB, 1983-86

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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: John Congemi, QB, 1983-86

Five Facts about John Congemi

  1. Keyed a dominant Pitt win against Penn State in 1984
  2. Threw for 204 yards, three TDs in Pitt's 31-11 triumph
  3. Found Bill Wallace for two scores and Chuck Scales for another
  4. Won the James Coogan Award as the game's MVP that year
  5. Helped the Panthers put up 420 yards of total offense in the win

Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: John Turman, QB, 1999-2000

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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: John Turman, QB, 1999-2000

Five Facts about John Turman

  1. Led Pitt to a 12-0 victory over Penn State in 2000
  2. Tossed for 272 yards in the victory
  3. Found Rod Rutherford for a decisive 62-yard score
  4. In 1999, tallied 316 yards passing, two TDs against PSU
  5. Threw just one interceptions in two games vs. PSU

Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: Billy Owens, DB, 1983, 1985-87

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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: Billy Owens, DB, 1983, 1985-87

Five Facts about Billy Owens

  1. Had one of the most memorable plays in Pitt history vs. Penn State
  2. Returned an interception 69 yards for a TD in 1987
  3. The last-minute play sealed Pitt's 10-0 win over the Nittany Lions
  4. Helped the Panthers shut out PSU for first time since 1955
  5. Also lettered for the '83 Pitt team that tied PSU

Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: The 1963 Pitt Team

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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: The 1963 Pitt Team

Five Facts about the 1963 Pitt Team

  1. Defeated Penn State 22-21 in a thrilling game at Pitt Stadium
  2. The game was delayed to Dec. 7 because of JFK's assassination
  3. Pitt was 8-1 and Penn State was 7-2 entering the big game
  4. The Panthers kicked a late go-ahead field goal and PSU missed its own late FG
  5. The result ended Pitt's three-game losing streak vs. PSU

Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: Tony Dorsett, RB, 1973-76

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Legends of the Game - Pitt vs. Penn State: Tony Dorsett, RB, 1973-76

Five Facts about Tony Dorsett vs. Penn State

  1. Tallied 224 yards on 38 carries in 1976 against Penn State in Pitt's 24-7 win
  2. Broke the NCAA single-season rushing record in the game
  3. Also became the first back in NCAA history with 6,000 career yards that night
  4. Rushed for 173 yards in the second half alone
  5. His two TDs helped Pitt win a crucial game on its way to the national title
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