College Football

#12 Pittsburgh Panthers (11-3)


Sat. 11/27 Sat. 12/4 Thu. 12/30
@ Syr
W 31-14
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@ Wake
W 45-21
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@ MSU
L 21-31
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Thorne leads No. 11 Spartans past No. 13 Pitt in Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) Michigan State capped its turnaround from from a two-win season with a fourth-quarter comeback in the 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.

Led by Thorne, the Spartans outscored the Panthers 21-0 in the final quarter.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: K. Pickett4319
Passing TDs: K. Pickett42
Rushing Yards: I. Abanikanda651
Rushing TDs: I. Abanikanda7
Receiving Yards: J. Addison1593
Receiving TDs: J. Addison17
Interceptions: E. Hallett II3
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. Massachusetts W 51 - 7
9/11 at Tennessee W 41 - 34
9/18 vs. Western Michigan L 41 - 44
9/25 vs. New Hampshire W 77 - 7
10/2 at Georgia Tech W 52 - 21
10/16 at Virginia Tech W 28 - 7
10/23 vs. Clemson W 27 - 17
10/30 vs. Miami (FL) L 34 - 38
11/6 at Duke W 54 - 29
11/11 vs. North Carolina W 30 - 23
11/20 vs. Virginia W 48 - 38
11/27 at Syracuse W 31 - 14
12/4 at 16 Wake Forest W 45 - 21
12/30 at 10 Michigan State L 21 - 31
Atlantic Coast
Atlantic
  Conference Overall
17 Wake Forest 7-1 11-3
18 North Carolina State 6-2 9-3
19 Clemson 6-2 10-3
Louisville 4-4 6-7
Florida State 4-4 5-7
Syracuse 2-6 5-7
Boston College 2-6 6-6
Coastal
  Conference Overall
12 Pittsburgh 7-1 11-3
Miami (FL) 5-3 7-5
Virginia Tech 4-4 6-7
Virginia 4-4 6-6
North Carolina 3-5 6-7
Georgia Tech 2-6 3-9
Duke 0-8 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6812 (5)
Passing Yards: 4723 (5)
Rushing Yards: 2089 (63)
Points per game: 41.4 (3)
Yards per game: 486.6 (9)
Touchdowns: 70 (3)
Field Goals: 17 (44)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4942 (78)
Passing Yards: 3700 (131)
Rushing Yards: 1242 (6)
Points per game: 23.6 (45)
Yards per game: 353.0 (41)
Touchdowns: 41 (80)
Field Goals: 10 (11)
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