The battle for Pennsylvania supremacy ended in a dramatic win by Pitt. So its star player felt comfortable making a bold proclamation.
The state belongs to Pitt.
James Conner: "This is our state"
— Lance Lysowski (@LLysowski) September 10, 2016
Penn State and Pitt hadn’t played in 16 years and will meet for the next three, and hopefully more. Next year’s game is in Happy Valley.
Penn State leads the all-time series 50-43-4.
Conner finished with 117 yards and two TDs in the Panthers 42-39 win. He was the 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year before blowing out his knee early last season, and was diagnosed with cancer less than a year ago.
Conner also called out Penn State on Twitter after the game, using James Franklin’s recruiting mantra to do so.
#DominateTheState …… ✔️
— James Conner (@JamesConner_) September 10, 2016