PITTSBURGH – My look at some of the best and worst performances from Pittsburgh 47-17 Big East victory over Temple on Saturday at Heinz Field:
Player of the game: This was a tough one, because Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri and tailback Ray Graham both toyed with Temple. But it’s hard to overlook someone who throws for more than 300 yards. So I had to give it to Sunseri. The fifth-year senior completed 20 of 28 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns. Two of his TD strikes came in the decisive first half.
Worst performance: This goes to the Owls’ defense as a whole. Yeah, it played that bad. As a result, it wouldn’t be fair to single any one particular player. The Panthers basically did whatever they wanted and whenever they wanted to do it. As a result, the Owls yielded a season-worst 528 yards of total offense. Temple was just simply manhandled.
Best defensive performance: This award goes to Pitt middle linebacker Dan Mason. The Pittsburgh native finished with a game-high 10 tackles, a ½ sack and 1 ½ tackles for a loss. His highlight came when he wrapped up Temple quarterback Juice Granger for no gain on a fourth-and-goal situation from the 2-yard line.