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Pitt-Penn State Gameday Notes



It’s finally here.

Sixteen years after their last game, it’s Pitt vs Penn State. Stick with PSN for all day coverage. Alan Saunders will have the game recap and be in the Pitt locker room, I’ll be talking with as many of 75 recruits that are scheduled to be there, Dave Hague will provide you with pregame pictures, excellent in-game action, plus postgame interviews and Joe Steigerwald will be “manning the controls.”

Some pregame reading, if you missed it before:

UPDATE (10:00 AM)-

Alan Saunders has been on the scene at Heinz Field getting pictures and videos of the pregame festivities.

UPDATE (11:12 AM)-

Lots of  NFL scouts attending today’s game.


UPDATE (11:45 AM)-

Lots of Pitt legends on the field today, including Charles Smith and Tony Siragusa.

Former Pitt legend Tony Siragusa (Photo credit: Mike Vukovcan)

Former Pitt legend Tony Siragusa (Photo credit: Mike Vukovcan)

Former Pitt great Charles Smith (Photo credit: Mike Vukovcan)

Former Pitt great Charles Smith (Photo credit: Mike Vukovcan)

UPDATE (11:58 AM)-

Alan Saunders is reporting that Dewayne Hendrix is officially scratched for today’s game.

UPDATE (12:14 PM)-

James Conner with 48 yards on the first series, five less than he had all game in the season opener vs. Villanova.

UPDATE (12:48 PM)-

James Conner with 56 yards rushing in the first quarter. Pitt averaging 8.1 YPC. Nate Peterman 4/4 for 57 yards. Quadree Henderson with 94 yards (47 yards receiving and 47 yards rushing).

UPDATE (1:41 PM)-

Pitt leads 28-14 over Penn State at the half

Pitt leaders at the half

Nate Peterman: 6/8 2 TD – 1 INT

James Conner: 10-81
Quadree Henderson: 4-58
George Aston: 3-17 – 2 TD

Quadree Henderson: 3-47 – 1 TD
Scott Orndoff: 3-16 – 1 TD


Ryan Lewis: 6 TKLS
Jordan Whitehead: 5 TKLS
Ejuan Price: 2 TKLS – 1 sack – 2 FF

Pitt leading in rushing yards 228-46 and time of possession 18:42 to 11:18.

Penn State leads in passing yards 130 -63


UPDATE (2:05 PM)-

Pitt shoots self in foot with three penalties on the opening drive. Three and out leads to good field position for PSU.

UPDATE (2:33 PM)-

Penn State driving again.

UPDATE (2:45 PM)-

Pitt has racked up 328 yards rushing and there’s still entire quarter left to play.

UPDATE (3:14)-

Quadree Henderson with a huge 84 yard kick off return sets up a James Conner TD from Peterman on 3rd and goal.

42-31 Pitt.


Pitt over Penn State 42-39 in a thriller at Heinz Field.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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