The Pittsburgh Panthers entered the game with hopes of an upset. It didn’t take long for those hopes to be dashed.
Before the first quarter was in the books, they’d already proven that they’d be outgunned and outclassed for the entirety of the football game.
No play better explains the tone of the game for Pitt than the 69-yard bomb by quarterback Mason Rudolph. In one play, he scrambled, ripped himself free from the clutches of several Panthers, and fired a strike along the sideline.
Through the first half, Pitt is down 49-14. With the game mostly in hand, expect the Cowboys to bring in the reserves fairly early in the second half. Pitt has been overpowered the entire game and is showing no indication that they’ll turn it around anytime soon.
Rudolph has completed 20-of-28 passes for 423 yards and five touchdowns.
Oklahoma State has a lot more to play for the season, and they won’t want to risk injury in a game that doesn’t count for much to begin with.