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Panthers Team Report

Panthers Team Report

It's Homecoming Weekend for the Panthers and look for a high-scoring affair at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh is averaging 34.8 points and 421.8 yards, but the defense has been leaky and Syracuse has the weapons (tailback Walter Reyes, mobile quarterback R.J. Anderson, athletic wideout Johnnie Morant) to cause loads of problems.

The Panthers are the Big East football equivalent of the Dallas Mavericks: They give up lots of points, but they have WAY too much firepower for most teams on their schedule. Pitt is 19th in the nation in scoring (34.8 ppg) and features the unstoppable pass-catch combo of senior QB Rod Rutherford and sophomore wideout Larry Fitzgerald. Rutherford has thrown for seven times as many TDs (21) as...

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