(Saturday, September 19th)
Final Score: Pittsburgh 27, Navy 14
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Bill Stull completed 17-of-24 pass attempts for 245 yards and a touchdown to lead the Pittsburgh Panthers to a 27-14 win over the Navy Midshipmen in a non-conference showdown at Heinz Field.
Jonathan Baldwin was Stull's favorite target, hauling in six passes for 111 yards. Dion Lewis led the Pittsburgh (3-0) ground attack, carrying the ball 23 times for 79 yards and a score.
Navy (1-2) was paced by Alexander Teich who turned 12 carries into 80 yards.
The Panthers got on the scoreboard first, taking a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a six-yard pass from Stull to Oderick Turner.
Navy tied the game in the closing minute of the first quarter when Ricky Dobbs pounded the ball in from one-yard out to make it a 7-7 contest.
Pittsburgh took control of the contest in the second quarter, when Ray Graham raced in from 15 yards out to give the Panthers a 14-7 lead.
The Panthers extended their lead to 21-7 in the closing minutes of the first half on a six-yard run by Lewis.
Pittsburgh scored the only points of the third quarter on a 29-yard field goal by Dan Hutchins.
Navy responded early in the fourth quarter with a four-yard run by Marcus Curry to make it a 24-14 contest.
The Panthers put the game away late in the final stanza with an 18-yard field goal from Hutchins, giving Pittsburgh the 27-14 victory.
Pittsburgh controlled the flow of the game from the opening kickoff, outgaining the Midshipmen 369-218 in total yards, including an overwhelming 243-89 advantage through the air.
09/19 21:49:38 ET