THE SKINNY: Coming off a 19-day layoff, the Hurricanes showed the typical rust during a damp Thursday night in Pittsburgh, trailing for the first time all season before grinding to a 23-7 halftime lead and cruising to the win. Clinton Portis ran for 131 yards and tallied a career-high three touchdowns.
QUOTABLE: We didn't play like we wanted to be No. 1. Safety Ed Reed.
PICTURED: University of Miami defensive end Andrew Williams (99) hits University of Pittsburgh running back Raymond Kirkley to force this first-quarter fumble, which Miami's free safety James Lewis (23) recovered.