Penn State 51-Pitt 6
It was a night to forget for the Panthers as they were dominated at Heinz Field by their rivals. Here’s a roundup of PSN’s coverage plus local and national media reaction.
- Pitt vs. Penn State Game Summary
- Postgame reaction: apologies to Pitt Nation
- Five Takeaways
- Alan’s Film Study
- Vukovcan: Pitt ’embarrassed’
I am *shocked* that PITT going jumbo on 4th & 3 from the 4 yd line results in a 3-yd loss pic.twitter.com/K0A0sbYhOM
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 9, 2018
Cardiac Hill: Worst loss since 1996
Murray Chass, Pitt grad and former NY Times writer in the Pitt News: De-emphasize football
Dave Molinari in the Post-Gazette on the defensive adjustments that Penn State made at halftime after Pitt had 214 rushing yards in the first half. Pitt only gained 31 yards on the ground in the second half.
A dubious distinction:
Pitt’s loss to Penn State means the Panthers have been in a conference the last 28 years & have never gone unbeaten in non-conference play
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 9, 2018
Pitt drops to 75th in the unofficial, yet reasonably predictive of future performance, S&P+ rankings. It’s a 27 spot fall, which puts them ahead of only Syracuse and a moribund North Carolina (which got blown out by Eastern Carolina).
ESPN has Pitt at 77th in their FPI rankings.
Bill Bender: Penn State answer questions that matter
David Jones, Penn Live: Inexcusable to have Trace McSorley out there … with a 37-7 lead
Lamont Wade, who had two solo tackles and two assists in Penn State’s win, fires back at Pat Narduzzi over his “you don’t see him out there” comments. Wade came into the game with 32 career tackles, 0 interceptions and three passes defensed.
- Duke beats Northwestern, but loses quarterback Daniel Jones indefinitely
- Louisville crushes Indiana State
- Clemson squeaks by Texas A&M
- Virginia loses to Indiana
- George Tech drops one to South Florida
- Syracuse beats Wagner
- Miami crushes Savannah State
- Wake Forest rolls over Towson
- Florida State squeaks by noted power Samford
- RIP Florida State running back Burt Reynolds