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Live Blog: No. 4 Penn State vs. Pitt

Greetings from Beaver Stadium, Nittany Lions fans! No. 6 Penn State will attempt to win its first game this century against Pitt as Heisman hopefuls Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley try to replicate their success against Akron. We’ll have updates throughout today’s matchup on this page, including analysis, photos, tweets, and more. Here’s the media information you’ll need and here are our staff predictions.

Fourth Quarter

3:34 — Tyler Davis hit a 24-yard field goal to extend Penn State’s lead to 19.

5:53 — Marcus Allen pretty much seals this one with a safety, Penn State’s first since Devon Still recorded one in 2010, to make it 30-14.

6:04 — Pitt will take over from its own four-yard line after a gorgeous punt from Blake Gillikin.

10:09 — Pitt cuts its deficit to just two touchdowns after Ben DiNucci rushed for a three-yard score. It’s 28-14, Nittany Lions.

Third Quarter

10:32 — Barkley gets on the board with a 46-yard touchdown reception from Trace McSorley to make it 21-3.

12:23 — Penn State broke into Pitt territory, but had to punt it away despite 23 rushing yards on the drive from Saquon Barkley.

Second Quarter

0:00 — Penn State has just 108 yards of offense and Saquon Barkley’s only had five carries for 22 yards, but the Nittany Lions still lead heading into the half.

12:18 — Pitt ventured into Penn State territory, but comes up short and Penn State takes over from the 11-yard line after a 33-yard punt.

First Quarter

5:20 — McSorley links up with Gesicki for the second time today to make it 14-0.

8:03 — Grant Haley comes up with a big sack to shut down Pitt’s drive at its own 30. Deandre Thompkins returns the punt to set up Penn State up at its own 38.

10:50 — Penn State’s second drive of the game ends in a three-and-out. Pitt takes over at its own nine-yard line down 7-0.

12:53 — After Grant Haley picked off Max Browne on the opening drive, Trace McSorley tossed an eight-yard touchdown to Mike Gesicki for the opening score!

15:00 — Tyler Davis kicks off and Pitt returns it to the 19-yard line to start the game. The 2017 Penn State-Pitt clash is underway!

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Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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