Pitt needed overtime to beat Youngstown State and then lost by 19 to rival Penn State. But the game Saturday appears to be a new low for the Panthers.
No. 9 Oklahoma State is routing Pitt in front of thousands of empty seats at Heinz Field. The Cowboys lead 49-14 on the road.
Heisman candidate Mason Rudolph is dominating, going 20-for-28 passing for 423 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Oklahoma State first-half drives vs. Pitt:
- 7 plays, 75 yards, TOUCHDOWN
- 10 plays, 96 yards, TOUCHDOWN
- 6 plays, 80 yards, TOUCHDOWN
- 6 plays, 54 yards, TOUCHDOWN
- 3 plays, 65 yards, TOUCHDOWN
- 8 plays, 82 yards, TOUCHDOWN
- 5 plays, 79 yards, TOUCHDOWN
Earlier this week, Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi wasn’t happy with an apparent slight made by Penn State coach James Franklin. After the Nittany Lions won 33-14, Franklin said when the Panthers won the 2016 meeting, it was like the Super Bowl for them. But he said this win for Penn State was “no more significant to us than last week.”
Oklahoma State simply can't stop scoring.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2017
“I know last year beating us for them was like the Super Bowl. For us, this was just like beating Akron. I’ve been saying for two years that each win is like the Super Bowl for us. Last week, we beat Akron, and it was a great win. This win, we beat Pittsburgh, and it was a great win. This win is no more significant to us than last week. You can interpret it however you want. Each win stands alone.”