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Recap - Panthers Defeat New Mexico 49-27

Recap - Panthers Defeat New Mexico 49-27

James Conner scampered through the New Mexico defense for 119 yards as Pittsburgh handed the Lobos a 49-27 defeat on Saturday at Heinz Field.

The game was a push (tie) for betting purposes as the final score was identical to the 22 number at most sportsbooks. The game proved to be a winner for OVER bettors based on the closing total of 47.5.

Tom Savage completed 13 of 17 pass attempts for 236 yards for the Panthers in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Lobos defense.

Crusoe Gongbay rushed for 95 yards for New Mexico, while Cole Gautsche added 50 yards. Clayton Mitchem threw for 64 yards for the Lobos, while receivers Andrew Aho and Jeric Magnant had 29 and 19 yards respectively.

New Mexico lost the offensive yardage battle to Pittsburgh 527-270 yards in Saturday's game. Pittsburgh had more first downs as that total ended up 23-16.

Pittsburgh lost the time of possession battle 36:42/23:18, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Pittsburgh heads into a Week 4 battle against Duke. New Mexico, meanwhile, will have their next action against UNLV.