Blue White Illustrated

Pitt Postgame

Penn State Sports Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 1 0 , 2 0 1 6 B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . c O M 1 NO ESCAPE Penn State unable to finish off rally in loss to rival Panthers Say this for Penn State: It had its chances. At one point in the fourth quarter of Saturday's matchup with in-state rival Pitt, the Nittany Lions were 10 yards away from tying the score. Then, in the final minutes, DaeSean Hamilton had the ball on his fin- gertips with a chance to streak in for the go-ahead touchdown. The Lions weren't able to capitalize on either of those opportunities, but if their 42-39 loss to the Panthers feels disappointing and unsatisfying, well, consider the alternative. Penn State could have suffered a nationally televised embarrass- ment. Indeed, that's where this game appeared headed aAer the Lions spotted Pitt a three-touch- down lead in the first half. "There are some positives in this game, obvi- M A T T H E R B | M A T T @ B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . c O M P O S T G A M E R E P O R T W E E K 2 P I T T 4 2 , P E N N S T A T E 3 9 Barkley surges for yardage against Pitt. The sopho- more running back scored five touch- downs to tie a school record, but his big day wasn't enough to propel Penn State to vic- tory. Photo by Steve Manuel BWI X PRESS

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