Tom Savage completed 22-35 passes for 243 yards and two touchdown passes. Even better for Savage, the fact he wasn't picked off and was sacked just once.
The offense rallied around Savage, aside from his completions, the way he took off and ran at times.
Devin Street only needed four receptions to make an impact in this game, but they went for a total of 76 yards with two touchdowns.
Street is looking to have the best season of his career, as he rewrites several Pitt receiving records. If Saturday's win showed anything, it's that Pitt doesn't need to rely solely on Street in a must-win situation. It is a nice complement to others around him.
The guy Pitt couldn't have won without was Ray Vinopal. Vinopal forced a fumble in the first half, then came up with two second-half interceptions. Pitt scored the go-ahead touchdown on Vinopal's second interception, and the other two turnovers halted Notre Dame drives deep in Pitt territory--a 21-point swing.