The Nittany Lions (10-1, 6-1 Big Ten) started off the dual with a 6-0 lead over Pittsburgh (8-5) after the Panthers forfeited the 125-pound weight class and Penn State did not look back en route to a 31-7 win.
Unranked redshirt freshman Jordan Conaway followed up Pitt's forfeit to Nico Megaludis and earned an upset victory over No. 16 Shelton Mack at 133 pounds. Mack took a 2-1 lead heading into the third period, but Conaway tied it up at three before earning a sudden victory in overtime.
Senior Bryan Pearsall was given a break against the Panthers and fellow senior Derek Reber earned the start for the night. Pitt sophomore Travis Shaffer spoiled Reber's first dual start for the Lions of the season and earned a victory by major decision to give the Panthers their first points on the night.
Both of the Alton brothers picked up victories by decision for Penn State. No. 7 Andrew defeated Ronnie Garbinsky, 14-7, and No. 5 Dylan knocked off Donnie Tasser, 7-3.
No. 2 David Taylor kicked off the upper five weights with a major decision victory against No. 17 Tyler Wilps at 165 pounds. No. 5 Matt Brown followed suit with a win by decision over P.J. Tasser at 174 pounds.
Although the Lions lost their first dual last weekend at the hands of Iowa, No. 1 Ed Ruth remained undefeated on the season with a major decision victory over No. 13 Max Thomusseit.
The most anticipated bout of the dual came at 197 pounds when No. 3 Quentin Wright faced off against No. 2 Matt Wilps. Wright did not waste much time and pinned Wilps just less than three minutes into the match.
Pitt's No. 8 Zac Thomusseit closed out the dual by defeating Jimmy Lawson in a close, 5-4 decision. After the match was over, the Lions were deducted a team point for unsportsmanlike conduct because Lawson threw his head gear.
The Lions will take on No. 6 Ohio State next on Feb. 10 in Columbus, Ohio. Conaway will face his toughest test yet as he takes on No. 1 Logan Stieber, who is also the defending national champion in the 133-pound weight class.