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Notre Dame Vs. Pitt Final Score: Fourth-Quarter Drive Leads To 15-12 Fighting Irish Victory

Pitt lost its matchup against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, 15-12, as Notre Dame completed a pass-heavy drive in the fourth quarter to take the lead for good.

Jonas Gray ran for a 79-yard touchdown in the second quarter, breaking a tackle a few yards beyond the line of scrimmage and then outrunning other Pitt defenders while streaking down the sideline. Pitt also had two field goals in the first half and was down 7-6 heading into the locker room.

In the third quarter, Tino Sunseri’s three-yard touchdown pass to Hubie Graham put the Panthers up 12-7. The Panthers’ two-point conversion attempt failed.

In the fourth quarter, though, Tommy Rees led a long drive that began at the Notre Dame 15-yard-line. Rees completed passes on seven consecutive plays, the last of which was a six-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Eifert in traffic near the end zone. The Irish then completed a two-point conversion to go up 15-12. The Panthers couldn’t muster another score, and that’s how it ended.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.