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QB GETS PITT RECORDS, BUT RUTGERS GETS WIN

Alex Van Pelt got Dan Marino's career passing record at Pitt and threw the longest touchdown pass in Panthers' history on the same night. Rutgers, however, got the biggest payoff, a 21-16 victory that ended 11 years of frustration.

Bruce Presley caught one of two touchdown passes thrown by Bryan Fortay, who stood out in a return to the starting job. Presley also ran two yards for what proved to be a game-winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter as Rutgers beat Pitt for the first time after nine losses.The loss spoiled what should have been a memorable night for Van Pelt, who completed 36 of 55 passes for 395 yards and two touchdowns. The four-year starter needed just 31 yards to break Marino's career passing mark of 8,597 yards set in 1982. He broke that with a 15-yard pass to Chris Bouyer with 7:14 left in the second quarter. He got another school record with 91-yard TD to Dietrich Jells with Pitt trailing 14-3 in the third quarter.