STATE COLLEGE, PA - Penn State University had a solid win over Pittsburgh on Saturday with 33-14 victory. Mike Gesicki, the 2014 Southern Regional High School graduate scored two touchdowns to lead the Nittany Lions in their victory.
Trace McSorley tossed three touchdown passes for the Nittany Lions (2-0), including Saquon Barkley's 46-yard catch-and-run early in the third quarter that gave Penn State a 21-3 lead. McSorley finished 15 of 28 for 164 yards and ran for another 65 yards, a bit of redemption after his late end-zone interception against the Panthers last September halted a frantic comeback.
Saquon Barkley finished with 183 total yards and two scores as Penn State ended a two-game skid against the Panthers in front of the largest crowd to pack Beaver Stadium in nearly a decade.
While Pitt slogged, Penn State sprinted. Twice the Nittany Lions needed just one snap to score. McSorley found a wide-open Gesicki for an 8-yard touchdown just 2:07 into the game after Browne's first interception. McSorley hit Barkley down the middle of the field early in the second half and Barkley went the rest of the way.
Pitt got no closer than 14 the rest of the way.
"Our offense is very explosive and that's kind of how we were again today," Franklin said. "I would like to see us sustain some more drives but we showed we can score at any moment."
Here is video highlights of Penn State's victory courtesy of Big Ten Network