Despite controlling most of the game, Pitt fell to Stanford 14-13 in the 2018 Sun Bowl. Running back Qadree Ollison left early in the game with an ankle injury, and Darrin Hall did his best to carry the load. Hall ran for 123 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. The Pitt defense played well for most of the game, forcing 9 punts and keeping Stanford to just 208 total yards. However, 78 of those yards came on the go-ahead touchdown drive in the 4th quarter. Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett finished the game just 11-29 for 136 passing yards.