But we worked to our standard, a championship standard. “We have a great offence and a great defence”.
No. 3 Penn State women’s volleyball knocked off No. 4 Stanford for the second time in eight days Saturday night in Champaign, Ill. Pitt eventually became part of the ACC. Barkley scored on the 46-yard touchdown reception to give Penn State the 21-3 lead, and that was enough in a 33-14 against the Panthers.
For that, Penn State figured it owed Pitt one. Suffice to say, neither of them are talking about why they agreed to renew the rivalry. This win was no more significant for us than last week’s was. It’s still early in the season and there’s plenty of time for Penn State to move up, particularly when the competition gets better.
Head coach James Franklin did not see any reason to get excited over Penn State’s 33-14 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are red hot after they defeating Akron 52-0 in their opener.
Then there was the matter of Pitt’s ball-hoggery.
“We play our style of football”, Lions linebacker Koa Farmer said.
MUTE BUTTON: Though Narduzzi stressed this is just another game week, he did take the unusual step of making his players off limits to the media.
The fans view the showdown with a different game plan.
While Penn State’s receivers have a ton of talent, they were shut down by a solid Pitt secondary and will need to show up when the better competition comes around in the coming weeks or McSorley will look lost like he did much of the day dropping back to pass.
But when the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions played Pittsburgh Saturday, McSorley admitted that his nerves affected him because he remembered the late interception he threw in the end zone past year.
On special teams, Penn State held the Panthers inside the 20 twice and four of Blake Gillikin’s six punts landed inside the 20, with his last setting up a safety to put the game out of reach.
The crowd for last year’s game at Heinz Field, almost 70,000, was the biggest in Pitt’s modern history.
“It was Week 2”, Barkley continued. Sloppy game on both sides of a No. 8 MI (2-0) win over visiting Cincinnati (1-1), but two pick-sixes helped the nervous Big House hosts to a 36-14 victory that saw Jim Harbaugh’s crew manage just 16 first downs against Cinci’s 13. That’s the only point I felt disrespected on.
“I think there’s a point where they took it too far”, star running back Saquon Barkley said of Pitt’s 2016 celebration. “I really didn’t even think of it that way”.