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Dion Lewis running wild for Pitt

Maybe all Dion Lewis needed to look like his old self was the Cincinnati defense.

Lewis, who ran for 194 yards and three touchdowns in last year's finale against the Bearcats, has 164 yards and three scores today -- in the first half. Pitt leads 21-10 at the break and is riding the hard running of Lewis in the snow. Ray Graham is out with a back injury, so Lewis will get a lot of work today.

Cincinnati, as usual, is shooting itself in the foot. The Bearcats have lost two turnovers inside the Pitt 30-yard line. That has been their story all year, so no reason to change things now.

The Cincinnati defense has given up at least 30 points in each of its last five games, and it's well on the way to that again today. Give credit to Pitt for coming out strong in this game when it could have easily succumbed to the disappointment of last week's loss against West Virginia.