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Freshman defensive back V'Lique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

Freshman defensive back V'Lique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

Kaycee Orwig | Staff Photographer

Kaycee Orwig | Staff Photographer

Freshman defensive back V'Lique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

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With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play.

Pickett had struggled up to that point, completing just four of 13 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. But he came up clutch when Pitt needed it most, completing all four of his passes — including the 25-yard game-winner to junior receiver Maurice Ffrench — for 72 yards to lift the Panthers over Duke, 52-45, with five seconds left.

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Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) scrambles to complete Pitt’s first touchdown against Duke.

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Junior wide receiver Maurice French (2) is tackled by Duke senior safety Jeremy McDuffie (9).

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Junior wide receiver Maurice French (2) receives a touchdown pass during the second quarter.

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Freshman defensive back V’Lique Carter (19) carries the ball.

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Senior running back Qadree Ollison (30) completes Pitt’s third touchdown against Duke during the third quarter.

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Freshman defensive back V’Lique Carter (19) completes Pitt’s fourth touchdown against Duke during the third quarter.

Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor

Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor
Freshman defensive back V’Lique Carter (19) bounds over Duke’s defenders for his second touchdown of the game.

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Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Taysir Mack (11) fumbles the ball.

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Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench (2) receives Pitt’s winning touchdown pass during the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

Kaycee Orwig | Staff Photographer
Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Jimmy Morrissey (67) celebrates after Pitt beat Duke 54-45.

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The Pitt football team celebrates after beating Duke.

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Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke