Advertisements
Latest News

Upset! Pitt defeats #2 Clemson

Follow The Capital Sports Report on WordPress.com

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher.

The Pitt Panthers defeated the #2 Clemson Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers won 43-42 on a last-minute field goal at Memorial Stadium.

This loss for the Tigers — which is their first since losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship in Jan. — shakes up the College Football Playoff picture. When the new rankings come out on Tuesday, they may not even be in the top six.

Chris Blewitt celebrates with a teammate after his game-winning field goal (Getty Images)

Chris Blewitt celebrates with a teammate after his game-winning field goal (Getty Images)

It was the first-time that these two teams met in 39-years. The Panthers also won in their previous meeting, a 34-3 win in the 1977 Gator Bowl.

Clemson lost to an unranked team for the first-time in eight-years. The Tigers are now 9-1, while the Panthers are 6-4.

The Tigers had 33 first down, while the Panthers had 23. Clemson also had 630 yards compared to Pittsburgh’s 464 yards.

Chris Blewitt, the Panthers kicker, made the game-winning 48-yard field goal with six seconds remaining.

James Connor got the game close at 42-40 with 5:17 following his 20-yard rushing touchdown. The team’s two-point conversion failed.

Tigers quarterback DeShaun Watson had 580 passing yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions hit Deon Cain for a 27-yard touchdown in the third. Wayne Gallman also had a one-yard touchdown in the quarter for the Tigers.

Panthers quarterback Nathan Peterman had 308 yards and five touchdowns hit Scott Orndoff with a seven-yard touchdown to make it 35-34. Then, Gallman scored his touchdown for the 42-34 lead.

The Tigers led 28-27 at halftime. Watson hit Artavis Scott for a 13-yard touchdown with 1:09 before halftime.

Watson also had a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams. Gallman had two touchdown runs of one-yard in the first quarter.

Peterman had four first half touchdowns.

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

Follow Anthony: @alcaruso3 on Twitter | Anthony Caruso III on Facebook
Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow The Capital Sports Report and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 736 other followers

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at publisher@thecapitalsportsreport.com.

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

©2007-2017 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s