Posted by Tom Fornelli
Pitt needs some help from its Big East brethren if its going to win the Big East and head to the Fiesta Bowl next month, but first the Panthers have to pick up a win on the road against Cincinnati. So far, so good.
At halftime in Cincinnati, in the snow, the Panthers hold a 21-10 lead, and look like a team that should have been playing in snow all season. While the offense hasn't been perfect, particularly the passing game, but it has been efficient given the playing conditions. The one person who seems to be benefitting the most from the snow is running back Dion Lewis.
At halftime Lewis has 164 yards rushing and three touchdowns. His season high coming into today's game was 130 yards against Rutgers back in October. It looks like Lewis is taking advantage of his shiftiness in conditions that don't exactly make it easy for defenders to cut and change direction smoothly.
If the kid played in Alaska, he might end up the greatest college football player ever.
As for the help Pitt needs from the rest of the Big East, the Panthers need West Virginia to lose to Rutgers, and at halftime in Morgantown, WVU is up 14-7. They also need UConn to lose to South Florida, and that game will be played tonight.