Michigan State rallies late to beat Pittsburgh 31-21 in Peach Bowl
ATLANTA – Michigan State started fast, fell behind then closed strong to end a resurgent season with another victory. Although Michigan State clearly missed Walker, Pittsburgh was even more shorthanded at a key position. After a punt, Michigan State next drive was another one wasted in Pittsburgh territory. Michigan State didn’t close the first half how it wanted and the start of the third quarter was a disaster. Nailor caught the 2-point conversion as Michigan State led 24-21 with 2:51 to play.mlive.com
Thorne leads No. 11 Spartans past No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl
Payton Thorne’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed gave No. 11 Michigan State the lead with less than three minutes remaining and the Spartans overcame an 11-point deficit to beat No. 13 Pittsburgh 31-21 on Thursday night in the Peach Bowl.
Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett won’t play in Peach Bowl vs. Michigan State
10 Michigan State (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten) will play No. He ranks seventh in the nation in passing yards per game (332.2), ninth in passing efficiency rating (165.3) and third in passing touchdowns. Pat Narduzzi is in his seventh season as head coach at Pittsburgh after eight seasons as Michigan State’s defensive coordinator under former coach Mark Dantonio. Michigan State ranks last in the nation in passing yards allowed per game at 337.7. Related Michigan State football stories:Michigan State punter Bryce Baringer returning for sixth yearSpartan Confidential podcast: Recapping Michigan State’s wild 2021 early signing dayMichigan State adds four new transfers while being ‘judicious’ with portalMichigan State football signee Alex VanSumeren wields will power of a rare kindMeet Michigan State football’s 2022 recruiting classmlive.com
No. 21 Pitt holds off No. 24 Louisville 23-20
Louisville wide receiver Tutu Atwell (1) can't make a catch as Pittsburgh defensive back A.J. 24 Louisville 23-20 on Saturday. “They played fast, they played physical.”And they played exactly the way they knew they would play against the Cardinals. Pitt: The offense remains a bit of a mixed bag but the defense should give the Panthers a chance to win week in and week out. Pitt: Even with teams from conferences currently not playing being allowed into the polls this week, expect the Panthers to at least stay at 21 or perhaps even rise a bit.