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Offenses the story in first quarter

September 1, 2012 - Dana Sulonen
An old adage in football is to take advantage of an opponent’s mistake. And that’s exactly what the Penguins did in the first quarter against the Pitt Panthers.

Pitt got the ball to begin the half, and it looked as if the Panthers were just going to stroll into the end zone for the first score of the game. Then, on the YSU 18-yard line Pitt running back Ray Graham fumbled the ball, which YSU recovered.

From there, the high-powered YSU offense took the field and picked right up where they left off last season. The Penguins marched 79 yards over 10 plays, finishing on a Kurt Hess pass to Andre Stubbs for the touchdown.

After YSU put up the first score of the night, the Panthers answered right back, marching down the field over 11 plays and 75 yards. The drive was capped off by a 4-yard touchdown run by Isaac Bennett. Both defenses seem to have a long night ahead of them.

I said earlier in the week that the two teams were very similar, with strong offenses and rebuilding defenses. That fact is very obvious in the first quarter.

Score at the end of the first quarter, 7-7. YSU is driving to begin the second quarter.


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