Blue White Illustrated

Pitt Postgame

Penn State Sports Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 9 , 2 0 1 7 B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . c O M 1 HOLDING PATTERN Defense comes up with key stops in victory over Panthers A@er all this talk about offense, about the havoc that Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley and Mike Gesicki had the potential to wreak, it was a defen- sive score that ended Pitt's flickering hopes of pulling off an upset against Penn State. Marcus Allen went shooting into the end zone and dropped Darrin Hall behind the goal line on a short pass in the flat, giving the Nittany Lions a safety, a 30-14 lead and possession of the football with just under six minutes to play Saturday at Beaver Stadium. The Lions didn't produce their usual deluge of offense and scored their fewest points since de- feating Ohio State, 24-21, last October. But their 33-14 victory over the Panthers exorcised a few demons and prevented Pitt from putting together its first three-game winning streak against Penn 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 E N N S T A T E 3 3 , P I T T 1 4 Haley sprints away from Pitt offensive lineman Alex Officer after intercepting a pass in the first quarter of Penn State's game against the Panthers. Haley's 42- yard return set up Penn State's first touchdown one play later. Photo by Steve Manuel BWI X PRESS

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