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Pittsburgh scored first after Mike Toerper came up the middle to block a UConn punt 7 minutes into the second quarter. The Panthers took over at UConn's 7-yard line, but had to settle for a field goal.
The blocked kick was the 10th of the year for the Panthers, a school record. It was also the sixth time the Huskies have had a punt blocked this season.
UConn took over 6 minutes off the clock on its next drive and Dave Teggart tied the score on a 45-yard field goal. The freshman had earlier missed for the first time in 12-career attempts. His 53-yard attempt in the first quarter fell short and was caught in the endzone by Pitt's Aaron Berry, who returned it 44 yards. Berry also had a fourth-quarter interception that he returned 52 yards.
Pitt lost yards on its first three possessions, and had just 36 yards at the half. Several slips by Stull and McCoy on the frozen field had the Panthers' skill players changing cleats midway through the first quarter.
McCoy has 21 rushing touchdown's this season, just one behind Tony Dorsett's Pitt record.
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