Nov 9, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Tom Savage (7) passes the ball against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame at Pittsburgh final score: Panthers edge Fighting Irish, 28-21

The Pittsburgh Panthers were searching for a signature win and they were finally able to get it at Heinz Field thanks to a hard fought 28-21 win over the No. 23 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game went down to the wire, but Pittsburgh was able to hold off a late Notre Dame charge to secure the win.

Notre Dame charged out to a 14-7 halftime lead, and they were able to hold the lead until late in the third quarter.

After exchanging touchdowns, the Panthers still trailed by a touchdown with less than three minutes remaining in the third quarter, but quarterback Tom Savage found wide receiver Devin Street for a big 63-yard score.

It was going to come down to the final quarter of play, and the Panthers were the team to answer the call with a one-yard score from running back James Conner, who found the endzone for the second time of the night to give his squad the win.

It was a great all-around performance for the Panthers, who advanced to 5-4 on the season with Notre Dame fell to 7-3 and likely out of the top 25.

Quarterback Tom Savage finished the game with an impressive 22-of-35 performance for 243 yards and two touchdowns.

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