The Penn State-Pitt rivalry renewed in 2016, and Amani Oruwariye got to witness all three of those games as a member of the Nittany Lions. Ahead of the fourth (and possibly final) edition of The Keystone Classic, Oruwariye had a ‘prediction’ for the game.
Oruwariye took to Twitter on Wednesday to retweet a post from Penn State On BTN questioning whether this meeting will be a blowout. He responded by rhetorically asking, “Is water wet?”
Penn State has outscored Pitt in the last two games in the series by 84-20, after losing the first at Heinz Field in a classic 42-39 shootout. The Nittany Lions are hosting the Panthers at Beaver Stadium, and head into the game as 17-point favorites.
Is water wet? https://t.co/e0lBDHaECY
— Amani Oruwariye (@AmaniO) September 11, 2019
Though Pitt beat Penn State back in 2016, that was a three-point victory in Pittsburgh. But the Panthers have not beaten the Nittany Lions at State College since 1988.
Going into the game, Penn State has averaged 62 points per game with over 500 yards of offense per game. Pitt has been far more pedestrian, averaging 17 points per game with under 150 yards per game.
Granted, Pitt’s two games were against Virginia and Ohio – slightly stiffer opposition than PSU’s against Idaho and Buffalo.
But we’ve been treated to absurd blowouts and absurd upsets so far this season. Pitt beating Penn State would be far from the craziest this year would offer us.
The game will be played at 12:00 p.m. EST and will air on ABC.