September 9, 2007

Pitt-Grambling Notebook

- With the win, Pitt improves to 2-0 for the second year in a row and fourth time this decade. Pitt also improves to 7-0 against I-AA opponents.

- Kevan Smith made his first career start today. Smith becomes the first freshman to start at quarterback since Luke Getsy started the season-opener against Kent State on Sept. 6, 2003. Smith finished 15-of-22 for 202 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

- Grambling was just 1-of-4 in the red zone. Pitt's defense stopped Grambling on fourth down, inside the 10, three times. For the season, opponents have scored twice in six red zone attempts. Pitt was 5-for-5 on red zone attempts today, on offense, and is 10-for-10 for the season.

- Pitt's defense also held an opponent under 100 yards for the second game in a row. Scott McKillop led the team with eight tackles, followed by Gus Mustakas (6), and Adam Gunn, Ty Tkach, Shane Murray, Greg Romeus and Scott McKillop, who each had four. Through the first two games, Scott McKillop leads the team with 16 tackles, followed by Mustakas with 11.

- Pitt has allowed 13 points in its first two games. That is the lowest two-point total since the Panthers opened the 1990 season, allowing just nine points (Ohio - 3, Boston College - 6) in its first two games.

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