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Pitt drops the ball: Penn State wins 33-14

Pitt drops the ball: Penn State wins 33-14

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

September 9, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, GameDay

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...

28-14

September 9, 2017


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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)

Third quarter recap (click to expand)

September 9, 2017


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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 ...

September 9, 2017


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

Gallery: Pitt falls to Penn State at Beaver Stadium

Gallery: Pitt falls to Penn State at Beaver Stadium

By Wenhao Wu and Anna Bongardino / Assistant Visual Editors

September 9, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, GameDay, Visual

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)

First half recap (click to expand)

September 9, 2017


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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


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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)

First quarter recap (click to expand)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues and Ryan Zimba

September 9, 2017


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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


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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


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

September 9, 2017


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Pitt Chancellor Pat Gallagher and Athletic Director Heather Lyke are on the field. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)

September 9, 2017


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Narduzzi hypes up his players, dressed in their throwback uniforms. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)

September 9, 2017


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"The Panthers come out in white throwback uniforms with the Nittany Lions in their standard blue shirt, white pants combination." - Ryan Zimba

September 9, 2017


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Some more tailgating outside Beaver Stadium. (Photo by Wenhao Wu)

September 9, 2017


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(Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

Scenes from the tailgate

Scenes from the tailgate

September 9, 2017


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"[PSU has] everything to lose. We have nothing to lose."

Scenes from the tailgate

Scenes from the tailgate

September 9, 2017


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What are you looking forward to?   "Maybe we'll win."   -Halle Hajel, Pitt sophomore & Michaela Fapore, Pitt junior

Pitt Vs. Penn State

Pitt Vs. Penn State

September 9, 2017


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Welcome to the Pitt vs. Penn State live page! We will be posting updates regularly on Twitter and The Pitt News website. Take a look at some of our recent articles leading up to today's in-state rivalry, and stick around for more coverage. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m.

Video: Pitt students make Penn State game predictions

Video: Pitt students make Penn State game predictions

By Kyleen Considine / Visual Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under GameDay, Video, Visual

Prediction: Lions loom over Panthers

Prediction: Lions loom over Panthers

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Football, GameDay, Top Stories

When Ryan Lewis hauled in the last season’s game-clinching interception against Penn State, he secured a year of bragging rights. Regardless of Penn State’s ultimate Big Ten success last year, Pitt fans could flaunt their 42-39 triumph. But as the renewed rivalry with Penn State approaches its second...

Amid trash talk, some promote unity

Amid trash talk, some promote unity

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Football, GameDay

Usually college football rivalries bring out the absolute worst in fans. Although this week’s Pitt-Penn State game has generated its fair share of tasteless trash talk, some people are trying to use the contest for some good. If you spend any time on social media and you have any friends or followers claimin...

Panthers need press: Narduzzi’s blackout is unnecessary and limits coverage

Panthers need press: Narduzzi’s blackout is unnecessary and limits coverage

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under GameDay, Sports Columns, Top Stories

Two weeks ago, the alteration of Pitt football’s biggest tradition — singing “Sweet Caroline” at the end of the third quarter — left the program searching for a new tradition to take its place. Thanks to Head Coach Pat Narduzzi, they may have found it. Narduzzi and the Pitt football pr...

Pitt defense demands new approach

Pitt defense demands new approach

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under GameDay, Sports Columns

With victories over the national champions Clemson and Big Ten champions Penn State, the 2016 Pitt football team racked up some of the program’s biggest accomplishments in recent memory. But to continue the success in 2017, head coach Pat Narduzzi will have to find different ways to win games — s...

Don’t punt on LGBTQ+ inclusion in sports

Don’t punt on LGBTQ+ inclusion in sports

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, GameDay, Opinions

When Pitt’s football team faces off against Penn State tomorrow at Beaver Stadium, both teams will continue a tradition which began in the 19th century — but in a vastly different culture. At the teams’ first meeting in 1893, Pitt had yet to integrate, and Penn State had never admitted a black s...

Tailgate tunes: Pitt vs. PSU game day playlist

Tailgate tunes: Pitt vs. PSU game day playlist

By Jack Mulligan / For The Pitt News

September 7, 2017


Filed under Culture, GameDay, Music

Every college football fan in Pennsylvania has a reason to get excited for this Saturday’s game. Thousands of fans from both teams will meet at the massive Beaver Stadium for the in-state matchup. After Pitt’s stunning victory last year at Heinz Field, a lot is riding on this game for both teams....

Party in the parking lot: students talk tailgating

Party in the parking lot: students talk tailgating

By Janine Faust and Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, GameDay, Top Stories

For Keith Miller, the best part of tailgating is giving out food to strangers and listening to “dad music.” “I’ve got a huge grill that barely fits in my SUV that I bring to games, and I always share the hot dogs and hamburgers that I make with people passing by,” Miller said. “And I like the ...

Retro Oakland: Pitt’s catwalk of football fashion

Retro Oakland: Pitt’s catwalk of football fashion

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under 2. Featured, Culture, GameDay

Sporting black long-sleeved turtlenecks and dark pants, Pitt’s 1899 football team looks like a bunch of brooding postmodern writers. But the beatnik era didn’t happen for another 50 years, making our athletic predecessors look like fashion-forward icons. And as our school went from the Western...

Pitt conquers Penn State, 42-39, in Keystone Classic game

Pitt conquers Penn State, 42-39, in Keystone Classic game

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

September 10, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, GameDay, Sports

On Saturday, Pitt senior defensive back Ryan Lewis proved a living example of the adage “practice makes perfect.” According to Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi, Lewis has stayed late at practices this year, working on improving his ball skills, particularly on deep passes. And in the biggest g...

Sandusky saga has no place in Pitt-Penn State rivalry

Sandusky saga has no place in Pitt-Penn State rivalry

By Dan Sostek / Senior Staff Writer

September 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Football, GameDay, Opinions

‘Ped State!’ ‘Joe Knew!’ “Hilarious. I’ve got to get that on a T-shirt. Or a sign. Or something.” This is the unhinged thought process that select members of the Pitt fan base will likely go through, or have already gone through, prior to the Panthers’ long-awaited clash with t...

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