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Pitt - Penn State (2001 to 2013) Common Opponent Breakdown

Since the football season is coming to an end and in anticipation to the renewed rivalry with Penn State, I was curious to see how Pitt and Penn State fared against common opponents since the last time they played. Below is a breakdown per year. I gave Pitt a win if they beat an opponent that Penn State lost to and a loss if they lost to an opponent that Penn State beat. If they fared the same, then I gave a tie.

2001

Pitt lost to Miami 21-43

Penn State lost to Miami 7-33

W-L-T: 0-0-1

2002

No Common Opponent

2003

Pitt beat Boston College 24-13

Penn State lost to Boston College 14-27

Pitt beat Temple 30-16

Penn State beat Temple 23-10

W-L-T: 1-0-2

2004

Pitt beat Boston College 20-17

Penn State lost to Boston College 7-21

W-L-T: 2-0-2

2005

Pitt beat Cincinnati 38-20

Penn State beat Cincinnati 42-24

Pitt beat South Florida 31-17

Penn State beat South Florida 32-13

W-L-T: 2-0-4

2006

Pitt lost to Michigan State 23-38

Penn State beat Michigan State 17-13

W-L-T: 2-1-4

2007

Pitt lost to Michigan State 13-17

Penn State lost to Michigan State 31-35

W-L-T: 2-1-5

2008

Pitt beat Iowa 21-20

Penn State lost to Iowa 23-24

Pitt beat Syracuse 34-24

Penn State beat Syracuse 55-13

Pitt lost to Oregon State 0-3

Penn State beat Oregon State 45-14

W-L-T: 3-2-6

2009

Pitt beat Syracuse 37-10

Penn State beat Syracuse 28-7

W-L-T: 3-2-7

2010

No Common Opponents

2011

Pitt lost to Iowa 27-31

Penn State beat Iowa 13-3

W-L-T: 3-3-7

2012

No Common Opponent

2013

Pitt beat Syracuse 17-16

Penn State beat Syracuse 23-17

W-L-T: 3-3-8

If my post-Christmas math is correct and based on my highly elaborate scoring system, Pitt would have won 3 times, Penn State would have won 3 times and they would have tied each other 8 times. Not sure what this tells us other than I am glad this will soon be decided on the field.

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