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Saturday, November 14, 2009
Pitt front seven dominating Irish

By Brian Bennett

Notre Dame has rarely been this ineffective on offense.

With a little more than five minutes left in the half, the Irish have only 104 yards and three points.

Credit the Pitt defense. The Panthers' front seven has been dominating, getting lots of penetration and wrapping up ball carriers. The defensive backs have been good too, with Jarred Holley picking off Jimmy Clausen and Aaron Berry making a big pass break-up.

Things couldn't be going better for Pitt -- defensively. The Panthers have been out of rhythm offensively ever since the first drive. They have seemed to take a while to get going this season, but they need to start putting points on the board, because Clausen and Co. likely won't be quiet all night.