Panthers bounce back, pour it on Wildcats

PITTSBURGH — Pat Narduzzi shrugged his shoulders and stated the obvious.

“That’s what it’s supposed to look like,” the Pittsburgh coach said after watching the Panthers drill New Hampshire 77-7 on Saturday.

Except last week during a stunning home loss to Western Michigan that brought his team’s solid start to a crashing halt, it didn’t. Given seven days to regroup, Pitt (3-1) wrapped up nonconference play with one of the greatest offensive displays in the program’s 117-year history.

Kenny Pickett threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another. Jordan Addison hauled in six passes for 179 yards and three scores and freshman running back Rodney Hammond ran for 100 yards and reached the end zone three times. The Panthers piled up a school-record 707 yards and had little trouble against the overmatched Wildcats (3-1). Pitt’s 77 points were the most by the Panthers since an 88-0 win over Westminster in 1926.

Notre Dame 41, Wisconsin 13

CHICAGO — Chris Tyree returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Drew Pyne threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass in relief of an injured Jack Coan, helping No. 12 Notre Dame pull away from No. 18 Wisconsin 41-13 on Saturday at Soldier Field.

With victory No. 106 in 12 seasons at Notre Dame, Kelly (106-39) surpassed the legendary Knute Rockne (105-12-5).

Oklahoma 16, West Virginia 13

NORMAN, Okla. — Another day, another ugly win for Oklahoma.

Gabe Brkic’s 30-yard field goal as time expired gave the fourth-ranked Sooners a 16-13 win over West Virginia on Saturday night.

Oklahoma started its final possession at its 8-yard line with 3:39 remaining. Quarterback Spencer Rattler, who was booed by the home fans on several occasions, completed all six of his passes for 54 yards on the final drive to get the Sooners into scoring range. The final possession was 14 plays and 80 yards.

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was disappointed that the crowd turned on Rattler and gave him credit for his late-game effort.

“I’ll tell you what, it takes a lot of balls to do what we did there at the end,” he said. “So people better see that too.”

Area games

- Juwan Carter threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in the second half when Norfolk State rallied for a 28-16 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.

Carter gave the Spartans (2-2) the lead with a 4-yard scramble early in the third quarter. After the Red Flash (1-3) turned the ball over on downs at their 47, Norfolk State extended its lead with Carter’s 7-yard pass to Justin Smith, the pair’s fourth scoring connection this season.

The Red Flash cut the lead to 21-16 with 5:21 left on Justin Sliwoski’s 2-yard pass to Brandan Lisenby but a two-point try failed.

- Quarterback Harry Woodbery accounted for five total touchdowns — four passing, one rushing — in his IUP debut as the Crimson Hawks raced to a 48-13 win over Mercyhurst Saturday at Saxon Stadium.

IUP’s Cam Suman blocked a punt and returned it eight yards for the game’s first touchdown less than two minutes in, kicking off a 35-point first half for the Crimson Hawks. Safety Darius Bruce had a team-high 11 total tackles while Malachi Newell had 10 tackles, 2 TFL and forced two fumbles. Defensive end Vaughn Wallace recorded two sacks.

- Juniata led by as many as 16 in the first half, but surrendered that lead in a strong third quarter for Gettysburg in a 48-42 loss Saturday afternoon at Musselman Stadium.

Gettysburg scored three touchdowns in the third to set up its win. Nick Riggio, who led the Bullets with 122 yards and 3 touchdowns on 13 carries, scored on a 26-yard scamper to give the Bullets the lead, quarterback Aidan Feuler’s 63-yard pass to Mike Vigliano provided some extra cushion, and Mike Del Grande recovered a fumble in the end zone for a third score. Riggio’s 24-yard touchdown run with 4:20 sealed it for Gettysburg despite a late Eagles touchdown in the waning moments.

Hunter Wolfley had a big day on the ground for the Eagles, carrying the ball 17 times for 122 yards and four touchdowns, including 27- and 5-yard runs to pull the Eagles to within striking distance early in the fourth quarter.

Juniata’s Isiah Collison had 10 catches for 146 yards while Jason Clark went 20-of-30 for 207 yards. JR Harrison led the Eagles in total tackles with 11 to go with a sack and a pass breakup.


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