IF PENN STATE-PITT ISN’T A RIVALRY, THERE IS NO SUCH THING!

The bus ride to Heinz Field. The throbbing crowd of 69,983, the biggest in Pittsburgh sports history. The emotions that go with seeing Penn State on the other side of the field for the first time in 16 years. The fact that Pitt legends Tony Dorsett and Johnny Majors were there watching with the 1976 national championship team. The chance to re-live perhaps the greatest four hours of their football careers for the rest of their lives.

The Pitt players did.

“We take a lot of pride knowing we’re the best team in the state,” offensive tackle Brian O’Neill said. “I think we showed that today.”

Pitt’s 42-39 win Saturday was so good, so entertaining, so thrilling that it seemed worth the 16-year wait:

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2016/09/11/Ron-Cook-25/stories/201609110174

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