Rutgers survives Pitt, 28-21 Coach Moreecemos wanted this game bad. There were some back and forth chatter between coaches how the game could have been a different result had coach ryno been on the sidelines for their titl last year when Rutgers won. Rutgers back then survived the Dion Lewis show en route to a win and with Lewis returning, they would have to try to contain him again. But much like Rutgers' game with Wisconsin and John Clay, they had trouble containing Lewis. As a matter of fact, they could not stop Lewis. Lewis ran inside, outside and carried Rutgers defenders en route to a 171 yard performance. While it wasn't as good as last year's performance, Pitt ran their ground and pound offense close to perfection. Even when faced with a potential 21-7 hole after a Sunseri INT, their defense held fort and went into halftime down 14-7 with two TD passes from Savage to Coleman giving them the lead. But with the aformentioned Lewis in the backfield, Pitt began their charge. A 71 yard scamper tied things up with 4:57 to go and Pitt's defense tightened up, forcing a Martinek fumble in the 3rd quarter. Pitt would strike again as Tony Sunseri snuck in for a TD inside the 1 yard line to put them up. Rutgers was clearly reeling and decided to ditch trying to run on these guys and finally opened up the playbook for Savage. Rutgers finally got into a groove offensively as their backs were against the wall (sounds familiar eh?). They would tie the game early in the 4th on a Savage pass to Sanu from 36 yards out. Pitt continued to fight and claw and run, run, run throughout the quarter but Rutgers got the stop they needed, stuffing Lewis on a 3rd and 2. That led to the go-ahead TD, a pass from Savage to Coleman (who had 3TD's on the game). Disaster would strike when Sunseri was picked off trying to go to his go-to Baldwin (who his coach had some words in the post game) but SR-CB David Rowe got inside position and picked off the pass. With around 2 minutes to go, Rutgers tried to burn clock but SR-RB Joe Martinek fumbled (2nd in the game) and gave the ball back. It proved to be a costly fumble for Martinek but not for Rutgers as they held the fort with Pitt taking 3 deep shots downfield, all of which were defended well by Rutgers. It was a good win for Rutgers but the Coaches had some strong words for their SR captains. For Rutgers, coach moreecemos stated that SR Joe Martinek has all but lost his starting job with re-occuring fumble issues. "You cannot fumble the ball at inopportune times," stated coach. And for Coach Ryno and his Pitt panthers, he was mostly upset with WR Johnathan Baldwin. "I was shocked out there...he really didn't fight for the football...he let CB's get in position and push him around." Needless to say there might be some big changes looming on both teams going forward.