Pittsburgh vs Penn State, live stream 2017. Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions: Odds, Football Betting Pick
On the day the Panthers outrushed Youngstown State 208-107, as running back Qadree Ollison ran 22 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Browne, the transfer from USC making his first start for his new team, hit on 17 of 24 throws for 140 yards and one score. That said, Pittsburgh has two things going for it that the Zips did not: More raw talent, and a coach who is pretty good at figuring out a way to limit a key player’s role in an opposing offense’s gameplan. They’ll sell out to control Barkley, and that means the Panthers’ linebackers – veterans Oluwaseun Idowu and Elijah Zeise – will have to be sound both in the gaps and against the pass.
Pitt handed Penn State one of its three losses last season, a 42-39 decision at Heinz Field. The Panthers jumped out to a 28-7 lead that day and hung on from there to win the first meeting between these in-state rivals in 16 seasons. Penn State opened its season with a 52-0 romp over Akron, easily covering as a 30-point favorite. The Lions opened the scoring on DeAndre Thompkins’ 61-yard punt return midway through the first quarter, took a 35-0 lead into halftime and eased home from there. Pitt outrushed the Lions 341-74 and won time of possession by a 35-25 margin.
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