Peterman’s arm, Blewitt’s foot help Panthers go to 3-0 in ACC
Quarterback Nate Peterman had no doubt Pittsburgh would keep grinding out the clock late in the fourth quarter.
“Shove-it-down-their-throats drive,” he said. “It had to be that one.”
Peterman threw a career-high three touchdown passes, and West Potomac graduate Chris Blewitt kicked a 56-yard field goal in the closing minutes to help the Panthers beat Georgia Tech, 3128, on Saturday in Atlanta.
Tyler Boyd had eight catches with two touchdowns to become Pittsburgh’s career leading receiver, and the Panthers burned all but 1 minute 4 seconds of the final 8:13 with a 14-play drive that ended on Blewitt’s school recordlong kick.
Pittsburgh (5-1, 3-0 ACC) is undefeated in its first three conference games for the first time since 2010.
Georgia Tech (2-5, 0-4 ACC) has lost five straight, its longest single-season skid since it went 1-10 in 1994. The Jackets, who began the season as favorites to win the league’s Coastal Division, must regroup before hosting No. 11 Florida State next weekend.
RUTGERS 55, INDIANA 52: The Scarlet Knights (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) converted three fourthquarter turnovers into touchdowns, and place kicker Kyle Federico capped an improbable comeback by making a 26-yard field goal as time expired in the win over the Hoosiers (4-3, 0-3) in Bloomington, Ind.
Rutgers tied a school record by rallying from a 25-point deficit.
WISCONSIN 24, PURDUE 7: Alec Ingold ran for two short scores, Joel Stave threw for 322 yards, and the Badgers’ stifling defense held the Boilermakers (1-6, 0-3 Big Ten) to a season-low 191 yards in a victory in Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin (5-2, 2-1) led just 10-7 late in the third quarter until two rushing touchdowns in an eight-minute span between the third and fourth quarters.
TEXAS TECH 30, KANSAS 20: Patrick Mahomes threw for 359 yards and a score, De’Andre Washington rushed for 160 yards and a touchdown, and the Red Raiders (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) held off the Jayhawks (0-6, 0-3) in Lawrence, Kan.
MISSISSIPPI STATE 45, LOUISIANA TECH 20: Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead the Bulldogs (5-2) to a win in Starkville, Miss. Louisiana Tech, also the Bulldogs, fell to 4-3.
SOUTH CAROLINA 19, VANDERBILT 10: Pharoh Cooper caught seven passes for 160 yards, including the only touchdown, as the Gamecocks (3-4, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) won interim coach Shawn Elliott’s first game, beating the Commodores (2-4, 0-3) in Columbia, S.C.
NEBRASKA 48, MINNESOTA 25: Tommy Armstrong Jr. passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Cornhuskers (3-4, 1-2 Big Ten) to a win over the Golden Gophers (4-3, 1-2) in Minneapolis.
COLORADO STATE 38, AIR FORCE 23: Nick Stevens threw three touchdown passes as the Rams (3-4, 1-2 Mountain West) beat the Falcons (3-3, 2-1) in Fort Collins, Colo.
WASHINGTON STATE 52, OREGON STATE 31: Luke Falk tied the school record for the Cougars (4-2, 2-1 Pacific-12) with six touchdown passes, all in the first half, in a win over the Beavers (2-4, 0-3) in Pullman, Wash.