LaRod Stephens-Howling ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns to help Pittsburgh rout Central Florida, 52-7, on Friday night at Orlando, Fla.
It was the Panthers' fourth straight win, and their 6-1 start is the school's best since a Dan Marino-led team opened 7-0 in 1982.
Pittsburgh led from the opening kickoff, which Lowell Robinson returned 97 yards for a touchdown. The Panthers had been averaging 35.7 points, 11th-best in the country.
The Panthers' Tyler Palko, who entered the game with a 191.32 efficiency rating (second-best in NCAA Division I), completed 11 of 15 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns.