PITTSBURGH (AP) DeShone Kizer threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as No. 8 Notre Dame bolstered its College Football Playoff resume with a 42-30 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Kizer completed 19 of 26 passes for 262 yards with no turnovers as the Irish (8-1) won their fourth straight. Will Fuller caught seven passes for 157 yards and three scores and Josh Adams ran for 147 yards and hauled in Kizer's final touchdown pass.
Notre Dame never trailed and rolled up 435 total yards in their first game since being ranked fifth in the initial CFP poll.
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Nate Peterman passed for 223 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Pitt (6-3), which has lost two straight. Jordan Whitehead ran for two scores for the Panthers. Tyler Boyd caught three passes for 84 yards to set a school record for career yards receiving but Pitt was never really in it over the final three quarters.
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