Follow live updates from Detroit News agent Nolan Bianchi as Michigan State’s number 10 meets number 12 Pitt in the Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Pitt leads 2:10 pm against Michigan State in the second quarter
Pitt takes over at his own 13 and can’t get anything going because Nick Patti is injured.
Vincent Davis storms for 12 and Jordan Addison catches a 10 yard pass, then storms all the way to Michigan State 13 for a 52 yard reception that puts Pitt in the red zone for the second time today.
Davis made it first with a 12 yard run and scored on 1. He was then dropped with a loss of 3.
Timeout # 2 Pitt (1:03 2.)
Davis Beville tosses it to Jared Wayne for a 4-yard touchdown that puts Pitt on top.
Pitt 14, Michigan State 10 (1:02 2.)
Another drive, another three for Pitt. Davis Beville’s second and third down passes become incomplete and Pitt’s punt is shot at Michigan State 42.
Michigan State 10, Pitt 7 (5:20 2. Platz)
Jordon Simmons finally gets going for Michigan State, but a false start in 3rd and 2nd makes it 3rd and 7th for the Spartans. Tre Mosley picks up a 15-yard pass to finish first and tenth at the Pitt 40 create.
Jordon Simmons takes the next three carries and scores a first down on 29 from Pitt. Payton Thorne is intercepted on the next play.
Thorne undercut Maliq Carr and Brandon Hill undercut the route.
Michigan State 10, Pitt 7 (2:03 2.)
Pitt takes over on his own 20. Davis Beville passes the ball twice and throws a third-down incompletion.
The Jayden Reed Fair catches the subsequent punt at Michigan State 22.
Michigan State 10, Pitt 7 (9:51 2.)
Tre Mosley brings the ball to 38 with a 15 yard reception. Payton Thorne charges for 11 but the Spartans are confused from there and cannot move the ball any further.
Jalen Hunt’s punt is caught in the Pitt 11 fair.
Michigan State 10, Pitt 7 (6:46 2. Platz)
Michigan State takes over on Jan.
Payton Thorne throws Keon Coleman 9 yard throw on the third and 5 to move the chains, and right on the next In the game, Thorne throws him to Jalen Nailor, who tries with one hand to throw the 50-yard throw that brings Michigan State to the 4-yard line.
Thorne’s first down throw on Jayden Reed is incomplete, he loses 6 after a false start and his pass to the third and the goal from 15 goes over the head of his receiver.
Matt Coghlin misses the 33-yard field goal.
Michigan State 10, Pitt 7 (11:13 2.)
When Pitt takes over at 32, it does so with Quarterback Nick Patti’s arm in a sling. He is out after injuring himself on a touchdown run at the beginning of the quarter.
Michigan State forces four-and-one, and Davis Beville keeps the rock for a QB sneaker that moves the chains. Brave step to do it.
Pitt picks up 1 yard in the next two games, and we have a third and a ninth to start the third quarter.
ENDE 1.: Michigan State 10, Pitt 7
Beville is sacked in third place for a 9 loss, and Jayden Reed returns the following punt 9 yards to Michigan State 32.
Michigan State 10, Pitt 7 (14:01 2.)
Michigan State is taking on its own 25th Pitt quarterback Nick Patti was just seen walking to the locker room after suffering an obvious injury on his touchdown run.
Jordon Simmons loses 3 yards and then rushes to bring in the third and 13th for nothing. Jalen Nailor’s 17-yard reception keeps the Spartans going, and Michigan State catches Pitt offside before the next game.
It’s first-and-5 at Michigan State 44. Maliq Carr takes a screen pass for 25 yards to Pitt 31 the next game.
A 6-yard run by Harold Joiner and a 12-yard run by quarterback Thorne puts Michigan State on 13th with first-and-10.
A 5 yard deal is cleared with a 5 yard false start penalty. It comes in third and eighth after a 2 yard run and a timeout from Pitt. A third down holding penalty puts Michigan State in third place and 18th place, and Joiner’s 3 yard run won’t get the job done.
Matt Coghlin’s 36 yard field goal attempt is good.
Michigan State 7, Pitt 0 (2:39 1.)
Pitt takes over on his own 25 and is 7-0 behind.
A 5-yard run and 13-yard pass get Pitts Drive off to a good start as two more runs after that put Pitt on Michigan State 44. Two more plays and it’s another first down at 34.
Vincent Davis then gets a third-and-1 to bring Pitt to 22, where it will be first-and-10.
Nick Patti seeks a 16-yard touchdown in third and fourth places to tie the game for Pitt.
Michigan State 7, Pitt 7 (7:57 1.)
The Michigan State kickoff makes a hard stop within the 5 yard line, forcing Pitt to pick him up at 2, where he starts first and 10.
One run without a win and two incompleteness quickly put Pitt off the field.
Jayden Reed brings the next boat back to Pitt’s 29-yard line, where Michigan State will begin its inaugural voyage.
Michigan State 0, Pitt 0 (13:56 1.)
A first down run only has a win of 1 and a second down roll is incomplete for an unprepared Jailen Nailor. Payton Thorne shoots Jayden Reed in 1v1 coverage overtaken for a touchdown in the state of Michigan.
Michigan State 7, Pitt 0 (13:11 1.)
The 2021 Peach Bowl will re-introduce Michigan State fans to old friends while forcing them to miss out on new ones.
Former Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, now with the Pitt Panthers, is trying to knock his previous program off a pedestal – but will be without quarterback and Heisman finalist Kenny Pickett.
Heisman-competing running back Kenneth Walker III is a no-go for the Spartans as well, which means the game is ripe for players looking to get their name out there as Michigan state’s offensive attack is forced into a detour.
More: Jalen Nailor, Jarrett Horst and Simeon Barrow are returning for the state of Michigan
Nr. 10 Michigan State vs. Nr. 12 Pittsburgh
► Prelude: Thursday 7 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
► TV / Radio: ESPN/WJR 760
► Records: Michigan State 10-2; Pittsburgh 11-2
► Series History: Michigan State leads 6-0-1
► Line: Spartans of 2.5