James Franklin slights Pitt after Penn State's win

Hope Soto
September 11, 2017

Well, with Penn State leading, 28-14, in the fourth quarter but facing a third-and-11 from their own 22, it was Hamilton who perhaps put Pitt's comeback hopes away. "So I was kind of a little jittery and had to get settled in, just kind of like I needed to get hit once or something to shake everything loose and get going". "But I think they (Pitt fans) were too excited".

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour has acknowledged the school's longtime notion that it must have at least seven home games per year. Barkley had four grabs for 45 yards and Mike Gesicki had four grabs for 39 yards but the only receiver of any note was DaeSean Hamilton's three catches for 45 yards. Sloppy game on both sides of a No. 8 MI (2-0) win over visiting Cincinnati (1-1), but two pick-sixes helped the nervous Big House hosts to a 36-14 victory that saw Jim Harbaugh's crew manage just 16 first downs against Cinci's 13. Junior running back Saquon Barkley, a potential Heisman Trophy contender, rushed 14 times for 88 yards and a touchdown and also had a 46-yard touchdown reception. "When you look to your left and your right and you've got playmakers, and especially when you've got a guy like Trace McSorley in the backfield with you, you're confident in each other, and you're confident at any given moment the play can open up".

Then there was the take of safety Marcus Allen, who contributed a game-high 12 tackles and a safety to Saturday's effort. "We fed off that play".

"He's a great player", cornerback Grant Haley said of Henderson.

"That's our job", he said. The quarterback has been in on eight TDs in the first two games - the latest a 47-35 Saturday win by No. 17 Louisville (2-0), which rolled up 706 total yards over host North Carolina (0-2). "We signed up for this". "Our offense is very explosive and that's kind of how we were again today". They have to have our back.

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"The game has changed", Franklin said.

The Lions held All-American Quadree Henderson to a paltry 33 yards on five kick returns.

The memory of Henderson running up and down the field and losing to Pitt motivated at least some of the Lions.

Saturday's crowd of 109,898 was the largest for a Penn State-Pitt game and ranks seventh on Beaver Stadium's all-time attendance list, the most people to watch a game there since Ohio State visited in 2009. "I didn't forget any of that".

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