Pitt snaps 2-game skid with 20-6 win at Buffalo

Pitt snaps 2-game skid with 20-6 win at Buffalo
October 20, 2012, 7:09 pm
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Pittsburgh's Rushel Shell (4) breaks away from Buffalo's Adam Redden (29) and Derek Brim (15) to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Amherst, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Ray Graham and Rushel Shell each scored a touchdown rushing to help the Pittsburgh Panthers snap a two-game skid with a 20-6 win over the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday.

Graham had 74 yards rushing, while Shell had 35 yards rushing and a 41-yard catch as the Panthers' run attack regained its stride. Pitt (3-4) finished with 126 yards rushing, after combining for just 120 in its previous two games.

The Panthers, in their final season in the Big East Conference, avoided their first 2-5 start since 2001 and improved to 4-0 all-time against Buffalo, and 29-3 against Mid-American Conference opponents.

Devin Campbell had 104 yards rushing for Buffalo (1-6), which lost its fifth in a row. With the loss, the Bulls will finish no better than .500 for the 15th time in 16 years.