No. 21 Pitt faces speedy test against No. 24 Louisville

No. 21 Pitt faces speedy test against No. 24 Louisville
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — No. 21 Pittsburgh will try for its first 3-0 start since 2014 when the Panthers host No. 24 Louisville. It’s the first game between ranked teams at Heinz Field in more than a decade. The Panthers have been dominant through two weeks but the Cardinals present a significant step up in class for Pitt following easy wins over Austin Peay and Syracuse. Louisville is coming off a tough loss at home to Miami. The Cardinals are led by quarterback Malik Cunningham, who has gone over 300 yards in each of Louisville’s first two games.

Michigan-Ohio State finale highlights 3rd Big Ten schedule

Michigan-Ohio State finale highlights 3rd Big Ten schedule
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The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference’s regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. The Big Ten released an eight-games-in-eight-weeks schedule that will start the weekend of Oct. 24. The opening weekend features Nebraska at Ohio State, two teams that were at the forefront of the grassroots push to play fall football in the Big Ten. In Week 2, Ohio State will play at Penn State on Halloween.

No. 25 Pitt overcomes mistakes, slips by Syracuse 21-10

No. 25 Pitt overcomes mistakes, slips by Syracuse 21-10
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another TD, and No. 25 Pittsburgh’s defense did the rest as the Panthers beat Syracuse 21-10. Pitt limited the Orange to 171 total yards, 69 of them coming on backup quarterback Rex Culpepper’s second-quarter touchdown strike to a streaking Taj Harris. Otherwise, Syracuse mustered very little against the Panthers’ dominant front seven. The Panthers sacked Culpepper and starter Tommy DeVito seven times, rarely letting the quarterbacks get comfortable. Pitt has won 14 of its last 16 meetings with the Orange.

Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course. The Big Ten plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24 with an eight-game schedule for each team. The Big Ten says its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to restart sports. Back in August, the conference voted to postpone fall sports.

Penn State Football Fans and Rest of Big Ten to Have Football Starting in Oct.

Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer
Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after the conference announced it would push football and other fall sports to spring because of the pandemic, the conference changed course. The Big Ten plans to begin its season the weekend of Oct. 24 with an eight-game schedule for each team. The Big Ten says its Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to restart sports. Back in August, the conference voted to postpone fall sports.

Pitt races away from Austin Peay, 55-0

Pitt races away from Austin Peay, 55-0
By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh scored on each of its first six possessions as the Panthers raced to a 55-0 victory over Austin Peay.  With Pittsburgh up 42-0 halftime, the teams agreed to play 10-minute quarters in the second half. Seven Panthers players were held out of the game due to COVID-19 protocol. Kenny Pickett accounted for two touchdowns and threw to seven receivers. Six players scored touchdowns during the Panthers’ offensive explosion.