By the Numbers: Penn State socks Pitt

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the pertinent numbers from Penn State’s 33-14 victory over Pitt on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

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109,898: game attendance, seventh-largest crowd in Beaver Stadium history, and the largest since the Lions hosted Ohio State in 2009.

1,015: career receiving yards for tight end Mike Gesicki; he had 39 yards Saturday, and he’s the 25th player to accumulate 1,000-plus receiving yards for Penn State. He also scored two touchdowns Saturday.

342: total yards of offense for Pitt.

312: total yards of offense for Penn State.

183: all-purpose yards for Saquon Barkley (88 rushing, 45 receiving, 50 kick return).

167: career catches by DaeSean Hamilton after the wideout snared three catches Saturday. He’s now tied for third all-time at Penn State and trails Allen Robinson (177) for second.

164: passing yards by Trace McSorley.

88: rushing yards by Barkley, on 14 carries.

86: number of offensive plays Pitt ran.

52: numbers of offensive Penn State ran.

51: all-time wins for Penn State against Pitt; the Lions extended their series lead to 51-44-5.

46 yards: career-long reception for Barkley, which resulted in a touchdown in the third quarter.

36 yards: career-best rush by Trace McSorley in the first quarter.

17: number of consecutive games in which McSorley has thrown a touchdown. He extended his own school record.

14: points allowed by Penn State over its first two games, the fewest allowed in the opening two games for the Lions since 2009.

9: number of consecutive home games that Penn State has won, tied for the current longest streak in FBS.

9: tackles for loss by Penn State, totaling 48 yards.

8: tackles by linebacker Koa Farmer, a career-high mark.

7: tackles by safety Nick Scott, a career-best mark.

5: sacks by Penn State, totaling combined loss of 37 yards.

2: number of points that Penn State scored on Marcus Allen’s safety. It was the Lions’ first safety since 2010.

 

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