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Pitt drops the ball: Penn State wins 33-14

The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated the Panthers 33-14 at Beaver Stadium Saturday, Sept. 9. (Photo by Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editor)

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

September 9, 2017

Just like Pitt did last year at home, the Nittany Lions jumped out to an early lead, but the Panthers couldn’t catch up — eventually falling 33-14 during Saturday’s rivalry football game. Despite piling up more yards than the Nittany Lions (2-0) at Beaver Stadium, Penn State’s red zone def...


September 9, 2017

Following a Max Browne injury, Ben DiNucci comes in as quarterback. He ran the ball in for a touchdown on his first possession. The Panthers then completed a two-point conversion to make the game 28-14. Penn State leads with about 10 minutes remaining.

Third quarter recap (click to expand)

Penn State players bring down Pitt receiver Jester Weah in the first half. Pitt lost to PSU 33-14.
 (Photo by Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editor)

September 9, 2017

Neither the Panthers’ nor the Nittany Lions’ first drives of the third quarter put the teams in scoring position. But Penn State changed the tune when junior running back Saquon Barkley scored a touchdown off a 46 yard run. The team’s third touchdown came nine seconds into their second drive, and a ...

Max Browne lines up a throw against Penn State (Photo by Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editor)

September 9, 2017

Max Browne drops back for a pass in the first half. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)

Gallery: Pitt falls to Penn State at Beaver Stadium

Head coach Pat Narduzzi hypes up his players before the game. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

By Wenhao Wu and Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editors

September 9, 2017

With dropped passes and missed oportunities in the redzone, Pitt fell to Penn State Saturday 33-14 at Beaver Stadium.   ...

First half recap (click to expand)

Tight end Chris Clark drops a pass in the first half. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

September 9, 2017

The Panthers started the second quarter with the ball, but couldn’t make progress on Penn State’s players and continued losing yards. After an unsuccessful first drive, the Nittany Lions intercepted Browne’s pass and returned the ball for one yard. Even though the Lions were able to push down...

September 9, 2017

Lots of happy Penn State fans so far in Beaver Stadium as the Nittany Lions lead 14-0. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)

First quarter recap (click to expand)

Quadree Henderson tries to make a tackle after Penn State intercepted a pass.
(Photo by Wenhao Wu)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues and Ryan Zimba

September 9, 2017

Penn State opened the game with a coin toss win and opted to defer to Pitt. Even though the Panthers started with the ball, the Lions quickly gained possession. Redshirt senior Max Browne’s pass was intercepted, and shortly after, PSU put the first game points on the board with 12:53 remaining in t...

September 9, 2017

White out at Beaver Stadium. Rough start for the Panthers with Penn State scoring on their first snap after a Max Browne interception. (Photo by Anna Bongardino)

September 9, 2017

Max Brown throws a pick on his second throw of the day. Penn State scores on the next play.  7-0 Penn State

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