Pitt Self-Destructs At Iowa

Pitt jumps out to 24-3 lead, but also collapse in a 31-27 loss at Iowa behind three touchdown passes from James Vandenberg.

James Vandenberg threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Iowa rallied from a 17-point deficit to stun Pittsburgh 31-27 on Saturday.

Vandenberg threw for 399 yards, completing the Hawkeyes' rally with a 22-yard TD pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley with 2:51 left. Iowa (2-1) trailed 27-10 early in the fourth quarter.

But Vandenberg threw TD passes of 14 yards to Keenan Davis and 25 yards to Martin-Manley to bring the Hawkeyes within three points, then found a diving Martin-Manley for the go-ahead score.

Iowa's Micah Hyde picked off Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri with 1:41 left to cap a wild win for the Hawkeyes (2-1), who narrowly avoided their worst start in 11 years. Sunseri had 255 yards passing for the Panthers (2-1).

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