Syracuse at Pitt Live Game Thread

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Live updates and analysis from Syracuse's second game of the season.

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After a Jawhar Jordan fumble sets Pitt up deep in Syracuse territory, the defense steps up and forces a three and out that leads to another missed FG. It remains 21-10 Pittsburgh.

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Syracuse goes three and out to end the third quarter. 21-10 Pitt. Panthers will get the ball back to start the fourth quarter.

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It felt like only a matter of time before Pickett was able to turn it on. Another game where the Syracuse D receives little support from their offense.

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Pitt with an easy drive after the INT, and Pickett finds Wayne for a score. 21-10 Panthers late third quarter.

Jacob Payne
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Real bummer as the screen is picked off on an incredible play by Paris Ford. How much longer can the Syracuse defense hold?

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Syracuse turns it back over as DeVito throws behind his intended receiver on a screen pass and it is picked off by Parris Ford. Pitt ball at the 35.

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INTERCEPTION! After a bad DPI call on fourth down extends Pitt's drive, Mikel Jones with his second pick of the season. Syracuse takes over at their own 29.

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No word on DeVito's health, but he was back out there to start the third quarter. He gets sacked for the fifth time today. You gotta start wondering how long he can hold up to this kind of abuse week in and week out.

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Syracuse has a nice drive into Pitt territory, but are stopped on fourth and three as DeVito is sacked. Pitt takes over at midfield. Some nice runs by Jawhar Jordan on that drive, but couldn't keep it going.

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Syracuse forces a three and out with pressure on Pickett on two of the three plays. Mikel Jones with a nice tackle and then pressure on Pickett. Syracuse takes over. DeVito back in at QB.

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Pitt starts the third quarter with the ball at the 25.

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Babers at halftime: "It was a physical first half. Whoever makes plays and makes the least amount of mistakes in the second half will win the game."

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Plays on defense and special teams have put Syracuse within striking distance for the second week in a row. Can the Orange O make adjustments to take advantage?

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Syracuse gets a stop before the half as Pitt bobbles the snap on a long field goal attempt and are tackled to end the half. Pitt 14 Syracuse 10.

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Pitt goes three and out and gives the ball right back to Pitt.

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Pitt answers Syracuse's touchdown with one of their own. A steady drive with a three third down conversions. Syracuse couldn't get off the field and Pitt scores. 14-10 Panthers with 5 minutes left in the half.

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Syracuse with its first touchdown of the season as Culpepper hits Harris on a deep ball, he catches it, breaks a tackle, and scores. 10-7 Cuse.

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DeVito heads to the sideline after suffering his fourth sack of the game. Back-up Rex Culpepper steps in and delivers a 69-yard strike to Taj Harris for Syracuse's first touchdown of the year. Syracuse leads 10-7.

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Pitt drives, but a sack by freshman Stefon Thompson helps hold Pitt to a field goal attempt. The 37-yarder is wide left and Syracuse takes over. It is still 7-3 Panthers early 2nd quarter.

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At the end of the first quarter, Pittsburgh leads Syracuse 7-3. Panthers are driving as well.

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The Orange try short passes to replace the struggling run game to some success, but the Pitt pass rush was too much for this one-dimensional offense.

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Syracuse forced to punt after picking up a first down. Pitt takes over at their own 30. Syracuse sacked twice on that drive.

Jacob Payne
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Syracuse has yet to mount a successful drive in 2020. They must get something going now before Pitt tries to runaway with this one.

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Pitt responds with a quick drive as Pickett hits Addison from 27 yards out for a touchdown. Panthers lead 7-3 with 4:12 left in the first quarter.

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Strange to see the Orange double-down on run plays deep in Pitt territory considering their lack of success on the ground. Looks like they're playing to not make mistakes instead of playing to win.

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Syracuse gets a turnover on a Mikel Jones fumble recovery at the Pitt 15. They pick up 7 yards on first down, then back to back quarterback draws yield nothing. Szmyt kicks a short field goal, and Syracuse leads 3-0 with 6:08 left in the first quarter.

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Syracuse can't take advantage. They go three and out, with a penalty and sack pushing them out of field goal range. Pitt takes over at the 20.

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Penalties helping out the Orange and a great return puts them in a terrific spot to take an early lead. Draw first blood.

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Nykeim Johnson returns the Syracuse punt to the Pitt 35. The offense needs to take advantage of this stellar starting field position.

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Great start for the Syracuse defense. Forces a three and out on the first drive with two incompletions.

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Syracuse moves the ball and picks up a first down, but stalls on third and short. Good news is DeVito had time. Bad news, still had a drop and not much on the ground. Pitt takes over at the 10.

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Syracuse starts with the ball at their own 25.


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