The touchdown was set up by a 43-yard pass from Sunseri to Holtz on the first play of the drive. Kevin Harper kicked a 21-yard field goal with 1:03 left in the quarter to make the score 20-6.
A 16-yard touchdown run by Ray Graham with 4:42 remaining in the second quarter gave Pitt a 10-6 halftime lead.
Kyle Brindza capped off a 14-play opening drive for Notre Dame with a 37-yard field goal to give the Irish a 3-0 lead in the first before Harper answered with his field goal on the next drive. Brindza also connected from 20 yards in the second quarter to give Notre Dame a 6-3 lead before Graham's touchdown.
Sunseri is 14-for-20 passing for 145 yards. Graham has 15 carries for 152 yards.