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"We're just not in sync," Wannstedt said. "We'll make one good play on offense and two bad ones. ... If we need to make changes, we'll make changes. We've got to look at the offensive line."
The teams hadn't met since Miami left the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, but, as usual, the Hurricanes made it look easy.
Pitt didn't advance inside the Miami 30 until the next-to-last play of the third quarter, and that was on a 15-yard roughing-the-passer penalty. Lewis gained only 5 yards on the next plays carries, and Hutchins kicked a 27-yard field goal to avoid Pitt's second shutout loss of the Dave Wannstedt era.
By then, many in the announced crowd of 58,115 had taken off for the parking lots as Pitt lost its second game to a team currently ranked in the Top 25. The Panthers began the season with a 27-24 overtime loss at now-No. 15 Utah.
Pitt also lost a key player to injury, middle linebacker Dan Mason with a dislocated right knee midway through the third quarter. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Harris, operating against little pressure from Pitt's pass rush, completed passes of 39 yards and 13 yards to Benjamin and 10 to Berry on an impressive 80-yard, 10-play drive following the opening kickoff that ended with Berry's 1-yard touchdown run with only 3:25 gone.
Miami made it 10-0 midway through the second quarter on Matt Bosher's 28-yard field goal after Hankerson couldn't hold onto Harris' pass into the end zone on second-and-9 from the 11.
At that point, Miami led 12-0 in first downs, 161-1 in passing yards and 204-22 in total yards, and it didn't even look that close.
Pitt's offense didn't show any life until Ray Graham replaced Lewis, who gained only 6 yards on his first four carries. Graham finished with 100 yards on 14 carries, many of them late in an already decided gam
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