Penn State Beats Pittsburgh 33-14 in Keystone Classic

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The Nittany Lions started their season with a 52-0 win over Akron a week ago and followed that by beating Pitt 33-14 for the once-heated rival's first visit to State College in almost two decades.

That's what Pitt did previous year after starting the renewal of the rivalry with a 42-39 victory at Heinz Field.

Trace McSorley played quarterback in two of Penn State's biggest games a year ago, the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl. "This was just like beating Akron for us". The host Nittany Lions won, 52-0, as Barkley rushed for 172 yards and two scores.

GEORGIA 20, NOTRE DAME 19 Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy led a swarming Georgia defense, and the No. 15 Bulldogs (2-0) got just enough plays from an offense starting the freshman quarterback Jake Fromm to beat No. 24 Notre Dame (1-1) on the road.

Nobody on Penn State's current roster was even born when the school's annual, always-anticipated showdown with Pitt stopped after the Lions pasted the Panthers, 57-13, in 1992.

But when the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions played Pittsburgh Saturday, McSorley admitted that his nerves affected him because he remembered the late interception he threw in the end zone past year.

Yet Wright played pretty well in Nelson's place down the stretch last season, and there's something to be said, in offensive line play, for getting five guys out there and having them gel together.

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Barkley also had an 8-yard touchdown run with 14:54 left in the fourth quarter to put Penn State up by 22 points.

"Everyone "oohed" during my opening statement, but don't think too much into it", Franklin said, per ESPN.

"He could have been a game-wrecker", Franklin said.

The teams that have been able to keep their non-conference rivalries going are the exception to the rule, but Iowa knocking off Iowa State for the Cy-Hawk Trophy in a 44-41 overtime classic on Saturday proves that it is possible.

Penn State's coverage teams never allowed All-American return man Quadree Henderson to break a big play on special teams.

McSorley connected with Gesicki for 10 yards on the next touchdown. It was telling for the Panthers and Narduzzi, who often points out that teams make their biggest strides between Week 1 and Week 2.

"Obviously, you'd like it to be a little more balanced and whenever you get to the extremes, that's when there are problems".

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