As always, thanks to ESPN Stats & Info, along with sports information departments, for these tidbits:
Pitt's Ray Graham is 52 yards shy of his first career 1,000-yard rushing season. He was the nation’s second-leading rusher through seven games (134.14 ppg) last season before tearing the ACL in his right knee against Connecticut, finishing the season with 958 yards.
Pitt's Tino Sunseri has thrown 245 straight passes without an interception, the longest active streak in the nation. The fifth-year senior has 18 touchdown passes and just two picks, and he ranks second in the Big East and 20th nationally in pass efficiency, with a 154.56 rating. The Panthers lead the country in fewest turnovers with eight (tied with Ohio) and have just one turnover in their past six games.
South Florida, Pitt's Saturday opponent, has picked off just two passes all season long, the worst mark in the FBS.
UConn's rushing defense is the best in the Big East, and ninth nationally (100.27 ypg). Cincinnati, meanwhile, boasts the conference's top rushing offense (211.36 ypg). The Huskies' win last weekend at then-No. 20 Louisville was just its second-ever win over a ranked program.