Pittsburgh 35, Old Dominion 24

Date - Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Heinz Field
Attendance - 38462

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Old Dominion 10 0 14 0 24
Pittsburgh 0 21 7 7 35

Recap


Pittsburgh 35, Old Dominion 24: Isaac Bennett rushed for a career-high 240 yards on 30 carries and three second-quarter touchdowns to lead the host Panthers to the non-conference victory. 

Tom Savage threw a touchdown pass and scored on a 5-yard run for the Panthers (4-2), who are off to their best start since 2009.

Old Dominion, searching for its first win against an FBS school, was led by reigning FCS Player of the Year Taylor Heinicke, who threw for 312 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Heinicke was 31-for-52, including scoring passes to Blair Roberts and Marquel Thomas.

The Monarchs (4-3) led 10-0 after the first quarter before Pitt scored touchdowns the next four times it had the ball. Savage capped one scoring drive with a 21-yard pass to Manasseh Garner just two plays after what would have been Bennett's fourth touchdown scamper was negated by a holding penalty.

Old Dominion cut the deficit to 28-24 on a 17-yard run by Antonio Vaughan but Savage, who was 11-for-18 for 104 yards, capped the scoring by breaking two tackles on the way to the end zone with 13:19 left. The Panthers' defense slammed the door afterward, picking off Heinicke late in the contest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Old Dominion recovered an onside kick after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter. ... Larry Pinkard had nine catches for 83 yards for Old Dominion. ...Tony Dorsett holds the all-time single-game rushing record for Pitt, gaining 303 yards against Notre Dame in 1975.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:37
Old Dominion   TD  Pittsburgh 0 - Old Dominion 7
1st Quarter - 0:51
Old Dominion   FG  Pittsburgh 0 - Old Dominion 10
2nd Quarter - 12:22
Pittsburgh   TD  Pittsburgh 7 - Old Dominion 10
2nd Quarter - 7:40
Pittsburgh   TD  Pittsburgh 14 - Old Dominion 10
2nd Quarter - 0:36
Pittsburgh   TD  Pittsburgh 21 - Old Dominion 10
3rd Quarter - 9:37
Pittsburgh   TD  Pittsburgh 28 - Old Dominion 10
3rd Quarter - 6:10
Old Dominion   TD  Pittsburgh 28 - Old Dominion 17
3rd Quarter - 4:35
Old Dominion   TD  Pittsburgh 28 - Old Dominion 24
4th Quarter - 13:19
Pittsburgh   TD  Pittsburgh 35 - Old Dominion 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Old Dominion Pittsburgh
W/L 4 - 3 - 0 4 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 2 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Old Dominion Pittsburgh
Score 24 35
First Downs 25 18
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-15
33%
4-for-10
40%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 405 370
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 20-93 45-266
Average/Rush 4.6 5.9
Passing
Comp-Att 31-53 11-18
Passing Yards 312 104
Average/Pass Play 5.7 5.2
Penalties-Yards 14-109 10-112
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:40 29:20

PLAYER STATS

Old Dominion (4 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Heinicke 31/52 312 2 1
Pittsburgh (4 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Savage 11/18 104 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Vaughan 15 70 4.7 1
T. Heinicke 5 23 4.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
I. Bennett 30 240 8.0 3
R. Ibrahim 6 17 2.8 0
T. Savage 7 6 0.9 1
T. Boyd 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Roberts 5 97 19.4 1
L. Pinkard 9 83 9.2 0
Z. Pascal 5 59 11.8 0
M. Thomas 2 38 19.0 1
A. Vaughan 8 30 3.8 0
M. Vaughn 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Boyd 6 46 7.7 0
M. Garner 2 29 14.5 1
J. Holtz 2 20 10.0 0
E. Tinker 1 9 9.0 0