Clem­son knocked off by Pitts­burgh

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

CLEM­SON, S.C. >> Chris Ble­witt made a 48-yard field goal with 6 se­conds left and Pitts­burgh stunned No. 3 Clem­son 43-42, spoil­ing a record-set­ting Satur­day for quar­ter­back De­shaun Wat­son and com­pli­cat­ing the Tigers’ path back to the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off.

It was the big­gest win for the Pan­thers (5-4, 3-4 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) since knock­ing off thenNo. 2 West Vir­ginia 13-9 in 2007.

Wat­son threw for an ACC-record 580 yards and three touch­downs. But his third in­ter­cep­tion gave Pitt the chance to crawl back from a 42-34 deficit. After Saleem Brightwell’s pick and 70-yard re­turn, James Con­ner fin­ished the drive with a 20-yard TD run.

The Pan­thers’ de­fense, which gave up 630 yards, stopped Wayne Gall­man short on third and fourth down to take the ball with 58 se­conds left. Two passes to Scott Ornd­off put Pitt within range and Ble­witt nailed the kick to send the Pan­thers into a frenzy.

RAINIER ERHARDT — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Pitts­burgh’s Chris Ble­witt kicks the game-win­ning field goal against Clem­son on Satur­day.

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