By Peter Gleason
Penn State barely held on to beat Pitt 17-10 in the 100th meeting between the two Keystone State teams.
Like last week, the double-digit favorite Nittany Lions started off slow — they were tied at halftime 10-10 this week.
Pitt threatened toward the end, taking the ball to Penn State’s 1-yard line with less than 5 minutes left in the game. But Pat Narduzzi surprised fans by deciding to settle for the field goal — and kicker Alex Kessman missed after hitting the upright.
Sean Clifford finished 13-of-28 passing for 204 yards and 0 TDs. Pitt QB Kenny Pickett was 35-of-51 for 372 yards.
Kickoff was delayed 35 minutes due to the threat of severe weather. But the Nittany Lions didn’t much mind the end result. PSU is now 3-0 on the season; Pitt is 1-2.