Panthers Fall 26-23 Against Cincinnati - Game Recap

Panthers Fall 26-23 Against Cincinnati - Game Recap

Isaiah Pead tore up the turf for 118 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Bearcats to a 26-23 win over the Panthers at Heinz Field.

Cincinnati won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 3.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 56.5.

Zach Collaros completed 19 of 32 pass attempts for 214 yards for the Bearcats in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Panthers defense.

Tino Sunseri rushed for 64 yards for Pittsburgh, while Zach Brown added 54 yards. Tino Sunseri threw for 218 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Devin Street and Zach Brown had 118 and 38 yards respectively.

Cincinnati was outgained by Pittsburgh 397-366 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 19-17 by the Panthers.

Pittsburgh lost the time of possession battle 30:28/29:32, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Cincinnati takes its act home to face West Virginia looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head on the road to face Louisville.