The Panthers came out for the game clearly showing a renewed focus after last week’s disappointing fourth quarter against Maine. Pitt hasn’t been perfect, but the defense held Iowa to three points. Considering the Hawkeyes averaged nearly 40 points per game coming in, that’s a great effort. The defense’s biggest play may have been in keeping Iowa to a field goal when they were inside the 10-yard line.
The lone touchdown on the game came from a great short pass from Tino Sunseri over the heads of the defense to Devin Street who turned it into a 60-yard+ touchdown catch and run. Pitt and Iowa also traded field goals in the first half.
Tino Sunseri has looked like … Tino Sunseri. We seem to say it every week, but he mixed in some poor plays to go along with a few really nice ones, including a long scramble and that TD pass to Street. Todd Graham mentioned before the game that he’d like to get Trey Anderson some time, so we’ll have to see if he makes an appearance in the second half.