Pittsburgh vs Connecticut Wrap - Connecticut Wins 24-17
Connecticut got a 120-yard performance from Lyle McCombs as a key part of its 24-17 victory over the Panthers on Friday at Rentschler Field.
Bettors who backed the Huskies were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 3.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 43.5.
Chandler Whitmer completed 19 of 25 pass attempts for 213 yards for the Huskies in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Panthers defense.
Ray Graham rushed for 41 yards for Pittsburgh, while Rushel Shell added 23 yards. Tino Sunseri threw for 302 yards for the Panthers, while receivers Drew Carswell and Mike Shanahan had 83 and 79 yards respectively.
Pittsburgh outgained Connecticut 350-345 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-18 by the Huskies.
Pittsburgh lost the time of possession battle 36:16/23:44, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Connecticut looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Louisville. Pittsburgh will aim to get back on the winning track vs Rutgers.