Technically, Pitt and Austin Peay will be playing a four quarter game on Saturday. However, the two teams will play just 50 of the typical 60-minute contest.

In the first half of Saturday’s season opener for Pitt, the Panthers ended the first 30 minutes with a dominating 42-0 advantage. Pitt scored 21 points in the first quarter and an additional 21 points in the second quarter to build the big lead at the break.

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Because of the lopsided nature of the game, the two teams came to an agreement for the second half. Instead of a traditional 15-minute quarter, the third and fourth quarters were just 10 minutes long.

That’s how you know things are going well for Pitt. Or, well, really poorly for Austin Peay.

Saturday marked the season opener for Pitt while Austin Peay played its season opener two weeks ago against Central Arkansas. It was the first game of the college football season.

Clearly, that one game of experience didn’t pay off for Austin Peay in this one.