Penn State-Pitt is not a rivalry. Not according to Onward State, which suggested Penn State deserved better last year prior to Pitt's 42-39 win at Heinz Field - and definitely not to the winning coach from today's rematch.
After his 33-14 victory over the in-state Panthers, Nittany Lions head coach put the win into perspective:
"Last year for their win it was like the Super Bowl, but for us this was just like beating Akron."
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 10, 2017
Akron fell last week to Penn State 52-0, so if anything the games weren't level in terms of competitiveness. I
Penn State visits Pittsburgh next September in the next chapter of this burgeoning non-rivalry.