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WATCH: Pitt scorches Syracuse with wide-open TD on trick play

Jesse Reed
Pittsburgh Panthers

Syracuse fell for a trick play in a big way Friday night at home against Pitt, which scored a way-too-easy touchdown in the first quarter.

Faking a sweep, the running back lateraled back to quarterback Kenny Pickett, who had no problem finding Aaron Matthews downfield for the 43-yard touchdown.


There wasn’t an Orange defender anywhere near Matthews, who could have walked into the end zone if he wanted to. This score gave Pitt an early 10-3 lead over Syracuse.