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Top 25: Pittsburgh 27, No. 21 Rutgers 6

Published November 24, 2012 1:46 pm

Top 25 football • Rutgers still will play in the Big East title game.
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Pittsburgh • Tino Sunseri passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns in his final home game as Pittsburgh overwhelmed No. 21 Rutgers 27-6 on Saturday.

Ray Graham ran for 113 yards and a score for the Panthers (5-6, 2-4 Big East), who kept their hopes for bowl eligibility alive while drumming the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers (9-2, 5-1) still will play No. 19 Louisville on Thursday with a Bowl Championship Series berth on the line, though the Scarlet Knights head home with little momentum after the Panthers dominated in their last game at Heinz Field as a member of the Big East. Pitt raced to a 21-0 halftime lead and coasting.

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova passed for 157 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but the Scarlet Knights never were in it on a day the Panthers played like the team with everything on the line. —