Pittsburgh 14, Virginia 3

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:30 PM
Location - Heinz Field
Attendance - 48425

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Virginia 0 0 3 0 3
Pittsburgh 14 0 0 0 14

Recap


Pittsburgh 14, Virginia 3:
Tom Savage threw for 191 yards and a touchdown as the host Panthers took advantage of a pair of turnovers to knock off the Cavaliers.

James Conner added a rushing touchdown and freshman Tyler Boyd caught seven passes for 111 yards for Pittsburgh (3-1, 2-1 ACC), which overcame three of its own turnovers with a strong defensive effort.

David Watford went 15-of-37 for 123 yards but could not get his team in the end zone as Virginia (2-2, 0-1) dropped its fourth straight conference opener.

The Panthers had trouble moving the ball early but got strong field position thanks to a pair of turnovers and ended up with two first-quarter touchdowns. Dominique Terrell fumbled a punt at the Cavaliers’ 19-yard line to set up Conner’s 6-yard rushing score and Watford fumbled at his own 18-yard line later in the period, leading to Savage’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Devin Street.

Savage was intercepted twice in Pittsburgh territory but Virginia failed to gain a first down after either turnover. The Cavaliers finally got on the board with Ian Frye’s 32-yard field goal in the third quarter but were stopped on fourth-and-goal with 3:30 left in the game and could not keep the Panthers from converting a first down on the ensuing possession.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Devin Street finished with four catches for 58 yards. He needs one more reception to tie Antonio Bryant for second on Pittsburgh’s all-time list. … The teams combined for just 73 rushing yards on 68 attempts. … Watford did not throw an interception for the first time this season. The sophomore remains at three touchdowns and six interceptions in the young campaign.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:28
Pittsburgh   TD  Pittsburgh 7 - Virginia 0
1st Quarter - 2:28
Pittsburgh   TD  Pittsburgh 14 - Virginia 0
3rd Quarter - 1:23
Virginia   FG  Pittsburgh 14 - Virginia 3
TEAMS

Team Records

  Virginia Pittsburgh
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 2 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Virginia Pittsburgh
Score 3 14
First Downs 11 11
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-18
17%
5-for-18
28%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-4
25%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 188 199
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-65 35-8
Average/Rush 2.0 0.2
Passing
Comp-Att 15-37 13-31
Passing Yards 123 191
Average/Pass Play 3.1 5.0
Penalties-Yards 5-49 4-32
Fumbles-Lost 4-2 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 29:45 30:15

PLAYER STATS

Virginia (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Watford 15/37 123 0 0
Pittsburgh (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Savage 13/31 191 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Parks 16 34 2.1 0
D. Terrell 1 21 21.0 0
D. Watford 11 15 1.4 0
K. Shepherd 2 7 3.5 0
D. Hamm 2 5 2.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Conner 15 27 1.8 1
R. Ibrahim 4 26 6.5 0
I. Bennett 5 5 1.0 0
T. Boyd 2 5 2.5 0
C. Voytik 1 2 2.0 0
T. Savage 8 -57 -7.1 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Jennings 2 30 15.0 0
K. Parks 6 29 4.8 0
D. Terrell 2 27 13.5 0
A. Gamble 1 16 16.0 0
J. McGee 2 10 5.0 0
K. Shepherd 1 7 7.0 0
T. Smith 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Boyd 7 111 15.9 0
D. Street 4 58 14.5 1
R. Ibrahim 1 17 17.0 0
K. Weatherspoon 1 5 5.0 0