Boxscore
Pittsburgh 27, South Florida 3
Saturday, December 1, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Raymond James Stadium
Attendance - 35141

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Pittsburgh 7 6 14 0 27
South Florida 0 0 0 3 3

Recap


Pittsburgh 27, South Florida 3:
Ray Graham rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers as the visiting Panthers became bowl eligible by trouncing the Bulls.

Tino Sunseri went 19-of-25 for 211 yards and a touchdown and Mike Shanahan made nine catches for 116 yards for Pittsburgh (6-6, 3-4 Big East), which finished up the regular season with two straight wins to meet the threshold for a bowl berth.

Matt Floyd passed for just 93 yards and was intercepted three times for South Florida (3-9, 1-6), which managed a total of six rushing yards on 20 carries and did not get on the board until Maikon Bonani’s 26-yard field with 9:40 left in the game.

The Bulls turned the ball over on their first three possessions, and Graham turned one of those into a 1-yard touchdown run to get the Panthers on the board in the first quarter. A pair of short field goals by Kevin Harper sent them into the break with a 13-0 advantage.

Graham busted through for another touchdown with 8:46 left in the third quarter and Floyd was picked off again on the ensuing possession. Sunseri turned that into another score when he found J.P. Holtz in the back of the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown and a 27-0 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: South Florida is 4-16 over its last 20 games, beginning with a 44-17 loss to Pittsburgh last season. The Bulls were No. 16 in the country going into that game. … Sunseri (3,103) and Graham (1,041) became the first quarterback and running back combination to go over 3,000 and 1,000 yards, respectively, in the same season in school history. … South Florida RB Demetris Murray was held to 13 yards on 12 carries.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:33
Pittsburgh   TD  South Florida 0 - Pittsburgh 7
2nd Quarter - 13:40
Pittsburgh   FG  South Florida 0 - Pittsburgh 10
2nd Quarter - 0:01
Pittsburgh   FG  South Florida 0 - Pittsburgh 13
3rd Quarter - 8:48
Pittsburgh   TD  South Florida 0 - Pittsburgh 20
3rd Quarter - 3:46
Pittsburgh   TD  South Florida 0 - Pittsburgh 27
4th Quarter - 9:40
South Florida   FG  South Florida 3 - Pittsburgh 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  Pittsburgh South Florida
W/L 6 - 6 - 0 3 - 9 - 0
Conference 3 - 4 - 0 1 - 6 - 0

Team Stats

  Pittsburgh South Florida
Score 27 3
First Downs 18 10
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-17
47%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 327 117
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 47-116 20-8
Average/Rush 2.5 0.4
Passing
Comp-Att 19-25 13-28
Passing Yards 211 109
Average/Pass Play 7.3 3.5
Penalties-Yards 13-99 5-38
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 41:30 18:30

PLAYER STATS

Pittsburgh (6 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Sunseri 19/25 211 1 0
South Florida (3 - 9)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Floyd 12/26 93 0 3
E. Landi 1/1 16 0 0
A. Davis 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Graham 26 94 3.6 2
R. Shell 11 53 4.8 0
I. Bennett 2 15 7.5 0
T. Sunseri 5 -41 -8.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Murray 11 13 1.2 0
M. Shaw 2 7 3.5 0
E. Landi 1 -3 -3.0 0
M. Floyd 6 -9 -1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Shanahan 9 116 12.9 0
D. Street 6 72 12.0 0
J. Holtz 3 18 6.0 1
E. Tinker 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Price 3 36 12.0 0
B. Battles 1 20 20.0 0
M. McFarland 2 17 8.5 0
D. Welch 2 14 7.0 0
A. Davis 2 12 6.0 0
V. Marc 2 11 5.5 0
E. Landi 1 -1 -1.0 0