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Quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes the ball off to junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island on Sept. 24.

Panthers finish regular season on a high note, dominate Hurricanes 42-16

By Brian Sherry, Senior Staff Writer November 26, 2022
Pitt football closed out its regular season with a dominating road win over the Miami Hurricanes. Senior wide receiver Jared Wayne stole the show, racking up 199 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Redshirt junior defensive back M.J. Devonshire (12) tackles Duke wide receiver Sahmir Hagans (85) during Pitt footballs game against Duke Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Photos: Pitt football beats Duke 28-26

By Ethan Shulman and Hannah Wilson November 19, 2022

The Pitt Panthers defeated the Duke Blue Devils 28-26 at Acrisure Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Redshirt senior defensive back Erick Hallett II (31) stands on the field surrounded by pigeons during Pitt footballs game against Duke Saturday afternoon at Acrisure Stadium.

Pitt endures late push from Blue Devils, defeats Duke 28-26 on Senior Day

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2022
The Panthers welcomed the Duke Blue Devils for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon. Pitt gave its seniors a reason to celebrate, taking down the Blue Devils 28-26. Junior running back Israel Abanikanda finished the game with 117 yards rushing.
Quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes the ball off to junior running back Israel Abanikanda (2) during Pitt footballs game against Rhode Island on Sept. 24.

Preview | Pitt football prepares to take on Duke in battle of potent rushing games

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Pitt plays its final home game of the season this Saturday at noon against Duke. Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti breaks down what to watch for this weekend including the potent rushing attacks, the turnover battle and more.
Pitt footballs.

Preview | ACC bowl game predictions

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer November 15, 2022
With two games left in the regular season, bowl games are on the horizon for the majority of ACC teams. Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes gives his bowl prediction for every team in the conference, including Pitt’s possible trip to the Pinstripe Bowl.
Pittsburghs Israel Abanikanda (2) is taken down by Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov.. 12, 2022.

Takeaways | Pitt’s defense is on fire, offense should trust deep passing game

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer November 14, 2022
Following Pitt’s 37-7 victory against UVA on Saturday, Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti gives his takeaways on the team’s ability to score on defense and how the offense needs to trust their downfield passing game.
Pittsburgh quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) passes against Virginia during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov.. 12, 2022.

Panthers torch Virginia 37-7 following two game starting pick sixes

By Brian Sherry, Senior Staff Writer November 12, 2022
The Panthers hit the road and took down Virginia 37-7 on Saturday.
Israel Abanikanda (2) and Calijah Kancey (8) celebrate a touchdown during Pitt football’s game vs. Miami on Oct. 30, 2021 at Acrisure Stadium.

Column | Where Pitt football’s draft-eligible players may land in the 2023 NFL Draft

By David Scott, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
Staff Writer David Scott evaluates Pitt’s NFL Draft-eligible players and where they may end up next season.
Junior defensive lineman Dayon Hayes (50) before the ACC football championship game against Wake Forest in Charlotte on Dec. 4, 2021.

Pitt junior defensive end Dayon Hayes arrested, charged with simple assault

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor November 7, 2022
Pitt junior defensive end Dayon Hayes has been charged with one count of simple assault following a violent dispute with his girlfriend. Head coach Pat Narduzzi said that any disciplinary action from the team “will remain a private matter.”
Syracuse sophomore defensive back Ja’Had Carter (1) catches an interception during Pitt football’s game against Syracuse  at Acrisure Stadium.

Takeaways | Slovis deserves credit, Panthers can still run without Abanikanda

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer November 6, 2022
Following Pitt’s 19-9 victory against No. 20 Syracuse on Saturday, Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes gives his takeaways on the team’s strong defensive performance and ability to run the ball without star running back Israel Abanikanda.
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