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Panthers outgun Syracuse in 76-61 touchdown spectacle for win No. 8

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Quadree Henderson looks up at the scoreboard as he runs for a 66-yard touchdown. -- GETTY

Pat Narduzzi's offense scored 10 touchdowns and gained 644 yards, but the defensive-minded head coach couldn't stomach what unfolded at Heinz Field.

"I’ll go back and say there’s no such thing as a bad win, but half of me is jumping for joy with what our offense did out there and the other half of me makes me sick," Narduzzi said, shaking his head in disbelief.

Though Pitt surpassed 70 points for the first time since 1977 and its offense was prolific during the 76-61 victory over Syracuse — an FBS record for total points scored in a game — in the regular season finale Saturday, the defense was putrid in the second half, allowing more than 400 total yards and 40 points in the final 30 minutes.