In the second quarter, Joe Woodley scored on a 1 yard touchdown run for ISU making it 13-7. Ennis Haywood added a 3 yard touchdown run making it 20-7. Sage Rosenfels threw his second TD pass of the game, a 9 yarder to Chris Anthony, as Iowa State made it 27-7 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Pitt quarterback Rod Rutherford scored on a 2 yard touchdown run, making it 27-14. John Turman later threw a 44 yard touchdown pass to Antonio Bryant making it 27-20.
In the fourth quarter, Iowa State's Jermaine Billups scored on a 72 yard punt return, bringing Iowa State to 34-20. Pitt's Nick Lotz kicked a 25 yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 34-23. Kevan Barlow scored on a 3 yard touchdown run, but the 2 point conversion attempt failed, leaving the score at 34-29. Iowa State's Carl Gomez kicked a 41 yard field goal to cap the scoring at 37-29. Sage Rosenfels and Reggie Hayward got the MVPs.