Pitt leads Iowa, 10-0, after first quarter

Pittsburgh leads Iowa, 10-0, after the end of the first quarter Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Blown coverage by Shaun Prater and Tanner Miller left Devin Street wide open to haul in a 62-yard touchdown pass from Tino Sunseri on a play-action fake. That play put Pitt up 7-0 with 6:35 left in the first.

The Panthers’ early lead can be heavily attributed to multiple Iowa mishaps. The Hawkeyes have already been penalized three times for 35 yards. That includes a block in the back that negated what would have been a 62-yard kickoff return from Jordan Bernstine, which would have given Iowa a first-and-10 at the Pittsburgh 31-yard line. Iowa’s offense was ineffective, earning only one first down during its first four drives of the game. Additionally, quarterback James Vandenberg threw an interception and fumbled the ball once before the end of the first quarter. Offensive lineman Matt Tobin recovered the fumble for Iowa.

The Panthers tacked on a 37-yard field goal before the end of the quarter to extend their lead to 10-0.

— by Jordan Garretson

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