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  1. Pitt falls just short of its goals

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- The body language from Jabaal Sheard and Greg Romeus told the story. After Cincinnati scored with 33 seconds left to take a 45-44 lead, Pittsburgh's two star defensive ends wore a look of utter shock as they made a slow trudge off th...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  2. Pike peaks at right time for Bearcats

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- While last year's Orange Bowl appearance represented the high-water mark for the Cincinnati program, the game marked the low point in quarterback Tony Pike's career. Pike threw four interceptions in that loss to Virginia Tech. People...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  3. Cincinnati puts another title on ice

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- As Cincinnati went through pregame warmups under falling snow at Heinz Field, receiver/kick returner Mardy Gilyard tried to warm his teammates' spirits by telling everybody, "Hey, we're on the beach." But with 1:26 left to go before ...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  4. Cincinnati ties it up at 38

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- What an amazing game, and totally what you'd expect for a championship duel. Cincinnati refuses to go down, despite trailing nearly the entire way. The Bearcats were down 31-10 in the first half and 38-24 in the fourth quarter but ju...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  5. Bearcats win the Big East

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- In a wild game befitting of the circumstances, Cincinnati emerged as the Big East champion with a 45-44 win. Cincinnati trailed Pitt 31-10 in the second quarter and 38-24 in the fourth quarter but tied it up with 5:46 left. The Be...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  6. Pitt gets back to bread and butter, up two scores

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- For some unknown reason, Pitt went away from Dion Lewis in the third quarter, as he got only five carries. But after Bill Stull threw his second interception of the game -- what's up with turnovers between these normally mistake-free...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  7. Bearcats back in it

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Tony Pike didn't get benched after all, and it turned out to be a good decision. Pike connected with Mardy Gilyard for a 68-yard touchdown bomb to make it 31-24. Pitt's defensive backs got turned around and couldn't catch up with Gil...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  8. Shades of Orange Bowl for Pike

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Tony Pike threw only three interceptions all season before today. He has equaled that in three quarters against Pitt, and his latest pick stymied momentum for Cincinnati's big comeback. The Bearcats somehow stuffed the Pitt runnin...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  9. Pike suffering through worst day

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Cincinnati got a stop on the first series of the second half and had a chance to make this thing mighty interesting. But quarterback Tony Pike is having a miserable day. He's just 8-of-24 with two interceptions. He just got sacked fo...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  10. Pitt on a roll right now, up 21-10

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- What a first half for Pittsburgh so far. The Panthers just scored on a flea-flicker, 40-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Baldwin, his second touchdown of the game. Pitt can do whatever it wants against this Cincinnati defense right no...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  11. Cincinnati's perfect season going down tubes

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- All season long, Cincinnati has avoided the big mistake. Not today. The Bearcats came into the game with the fewest turnovers in the nation. But Tony Pike has thrown a pick, and Pitt just blocked a punt and recovered inside the Bearc...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  12. Halftime review: Pitt 31, Cincinnati 17

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Quick review of the first half at Heinz Field, where No. 15 Pittsburgh leads No. 5 Cincinnati 31-17: Best player in the half: Pitt's Dion Lewis has cemented his status as the Big East offensive player of the year. The Panthers gave C...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  13. Gilyard gives Bearcats hope

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Crazy finish to the first half. Just when Cincinnati's season looked its bleakest, Mardy Gilyard came to the rescue. The Bearcats star returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown after Pitt had taken a 31-10 lead with a little mor...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  14. Dream start for Pitt, Lewis

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- This is exactly how Pitt would have drawn it up to start this game. First, the Panthers got a rare three-and-out from Cincinnati on the opening series. The Pitt defensive line got great pressure on Tony Pike on two of those plays, fo...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  15. Bearcats have no answer for Pitt running game

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- Pitt may win this game just by using Dion Lewis. The Panthers ran 22 offensive plays in the first quarter, and Lewis touched the ball on 19 of them. He had 17 carries for 75 yards and two receptions in the quarter. And why not? Cinci...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  16. 'The Big East championship game'

    Brian Bennett

    PITTSBURGH -- If there was any doubt how big this game is, referee Gerald McGinn let everybody know during the coin toss. Before the flip, McGinn greeted captains from both teams at midfield and said, "Gentlemen, welcome to the Big East championsh...

    Blog | December 05, 2009