Friday, October 8, 2010

Pitt RB Lewis to Start Against Notre Dame

Pitt football coach Dave Wannstedt says Dion Lewis will start at tailback against Notre Dame tomorrow, despite 277 yards and three touchdowns from tailback Ray Graham last Saturday.

Wannstedt says Graham's performance against Florida International University earned him equal time with Lewis, though.

"The way we want to run the ball, I've gone through four tailbacks in a season," says Wannstedt. "We were so fortunate last year that Dion stayed healthy all year with the number of carries he had, so we're going to need them both."

Wannstedt says the team needs to clean up its play when facing teams like Notre Dame. Last year, Pitt was the least penalized team in the Big East. The Panthers committed 10 penalties for 64 yards against FIU last week, dropping them to 119th out of 120 Division I teams in terms of penalties (9.5 per game).

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