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Hurricanes rout Pitt

Associated Press / September 24, 2010

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Jacory Harris led quick touchdown drives to start each half and No. 19 Miami dominated host Pittsburgh much like it did when the schools were Big East rivals, winning, 31-3, last night.

Harris shook off two interceptions to throw for two scores and 248 yards while finishing 21 of 32. Damien Berry did the rest by running for 87 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Miami (2-1) outgained Pitt, 348-232.

The Hurricanes never gave Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri any time to throw in his third college start, and he was pulled in the fourth quarter after completing 8 of 15 passes for 61 yards. Dion Lewis, the nation’s leading returning rusher, was held to 41 yards on 12 carries as Pitt dropped to 1-2.

The teams hadn’t met since Miami left the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, but the Hurricanes won their seventh straight in the series.

Owls handle AIC
Kevin Lynch threw for two scores and John Wiechman ran for two more as Southern Connecticut defeated AIC, 28-7, in a Northeast-10 matchup in New Haven. Lynch was 20 of 30 for 228 yards for the Owls (2-2, 2-0) . . . Minnesota coach Tim Brewster suspended wide receiver and top kick returner Troy Stoudermire indefinitely for “conduct detrimental to the team.’’