Sal Genilla passed for two touchdowns and tailback Craig Heyward threw for one and rushed for 132 yards as Pittsburgh defeated Brigham Young, 27-17, in a nonconference football game in Provo, Utah.

The Panthers spotted Brigham Young seven points -- a 73-yard scoring pass from Bob Jensen to Rich Zayas on the game's first play from scrimmage -- then reeled off three straight scores for a 21-7 halftime lead.

Genilla, used sparingly in 1986 when he was intercepted three times and passed for 105 yards, threw scoring passes of 47 yards to Hosea Heard and 30 yards Reggie Williams, giving the Panthers the lead for good early in the second quarter. The senior completed six of 12 passes for 166 yards . . .

Indianapolis city officials have enlisted the aid of Republican state senators to help lure the 1988 Notre Dame-Navy football game to the Hoosier Dome. Mayor William Hudnut has written Sens. Richard Lugar and Dan Quayle requesting aid in lobbying for Indianapolis as site for the Oct. 29 game. Other possible locations the Naval Academy is considering are Baltimore, Cleveland and the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.

Quayle has written to Navy Secretary James Webb and Lugar has petitioned Navy Athletic Director Bo Coppedge to encourage the selection of Indianapolis . . .

Andy Locke, expected to be the Texas Longhorns' No. 1 kicker, was suspended for at least one game after his arrest for drunken driving and eluding police. Texas Coach David McWilliams said Locke, a 6-foot-3, 188-pound freshman from Austin, cannot practice this week or play in the team's season opener Saturday at No. 5 Auburn.

McWilliams said he will decide next week whether additional disciplinary action is warranted. Locke declined to comment . . .

In College Park, Southern Connecticut defeated Maryland, 3-2, in overtime in the men's soccer opener for each team. The Terrapins' previous home defeat was against Clemson in 1985; they were 10-0-1 at home last season.