Pitt leads Notre Dame, 10-3, at halftime at Heinz Field on Saturday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 66,000-plus.
Senior quarterback Bill Stull gave Pitt the lead when he connected with Jonathan Baldwin for a 36-yard touchdown pass with 2:31 to play in the first half.
The two teams had traded field goals — a 34-yarder from Pitt’s Dan Hutchins and a 42-yarder from Notre Dame’s David Ruffner.
On the lone touchdown of the first half, Baldwin got behind cornerback and former Woodland Hills star Darrin Walls and hauled in Stull’s pass as he dove in the right side of the end zone. It was Stull’s 18th touchdown pass of the season and Baldwin’s fifth touchdown reception.
The six-play, 80-yard drive also included a 21-yard run by Dion Lewis and a 21-yard pass to Baldwin.
Stull has completed 10 of 20 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown. Baldwin has three receptions for 72 yards, and Lewis has rushed for 60 yards on 11 carries.
Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen is 9 for 16 for 77 yards and one interception (by Jarred Holley).