Peter­man’s arm, Ble­witt’s foot help Pan­thers go to 3-0 in ACC

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

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.

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