Isaac Bennett (34) celebrates with wide receiver Ed Tinker (84) after scoring his third touchdown of the second quarter against Old Dominion on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Isaac Bennett ran for a career-high 240 yards and three touchdowns as Pittsburgh held off Old Dominion 35-24 on Saturday night. The Panthers (4-2) overcame an early 10-point deficit behind Bennett. Making his first start of the season, Bennett scored three times in a 12-minute span in the second quarter. Quarterback Tom Savage passed for 104 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score as Pitt finally shook the Monarchs (4-3) late.
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In this photo from Oct. 13, 2012, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls to one of his players in the NCAA college football game against Louisville in Pittsburgh. Chryst will lead his team into their upcoming inaugural ACC football schedule in that NCAA conference. Their home schedule starts with Florida State on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013 and concludes with Miami on Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, FILE) by Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – The superficial touches are done. Every last symbol of Pittsburgh’s time playing football in the Big East has vanished, as if the program hit control/alt/delete to erase two decades of only sporadic success. The school’s fresh start in the Atlantic Coast Conference has pumped life into every corner of the athletic department. Nowhere is it more evident than in the sport that triggered the biggest conference shakeup in major college sports history.