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Panthers win 23-13, leapfrog Va. in ACC Coastal

Senior running back Darrin Hall, pictured here against Penn State earlier this season, led the Panthers with 229 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018

The sloppy field conditions were perfectly suited for the Panthers, who pounded the ball on the ground and stifled Virginia’s offense en route to a 23-13 victory.

Can Pitt emerge from the ACC’s Coastal quagmire?

The Panthers moved to 3-1 in the ACC after Saturday's 54-45 win against Duke.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

Despite losing a crucial conference game to lowly one-win North Carolina, Pitt has been given new life thanks to the ACC becoming the football embodiment of Murphy’s law.

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

Junior receiver Maurice Ffrench completed two passes from sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Pitt beat Duke 54-45 last Saturday to keep their hopes of an ACC Costal Division Championship alive. V'Lique Carter was one bright spot in a game that was otherwise once again defined by an inconsistent defense and quarterback.

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

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

October 27, 2018

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 rushes for 484 yards, beats Duke 54-45 on final drive

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

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018

Pitt rushed for 484 yards as a team — the second-most in program history — in a 54-45 last-minute win over the Duke Blue Devils.

Waiver wire weekly: Jesse James to bring the game

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) runs for some yardage against the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 9, 2018, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

With several NFL team on their bye weeks, it’s the best time to find players that may have not yet had the chance to shine. From young quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield to experienced players like Geronimo Allison, here’s a list of some of your best options for your fantasy football team.

Prediction: Pitt football to right the ship against Duke

The Panther’s running game, led by senior running back Qadree Ollison (30), ranks at 45th in the nation with an average of 183.5 yards per game. The team’s passing game, led by sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett (8), lags behind, ranking 118th with 142 yards per game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 22, 2018

Pitt football is a tough team to predict, but both recent and historical evidence points to a Panther victory over Duke this Saturday.

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

The 61-year-old Whipple, who brings almost 40 years of coaching experience to the table, will look to mentor quarterback Kenny Pickett (pictured) in an effort to revitalize Pitt's 92nd-ranked offense.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

In a close game, Pitt pulled off another near upset against the Fighting Irish. Though there was struggles in both the offense and the defense, three key takeaways stuck out. From Kessman's kicks to Pickett's passes, there are aspects of both defense and offense that can be improved upon.

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

Then-quarterback for Notre Dame DeShone Kizer scores a touchdown on a 2-yard against Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Nov. 7, 2015. Notre Dame won 42-30.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018

The Fighting Irish fought their way back against Pitt, taking their first lead with 5:43 left in the game. That would prove to be the final score.

Panthers to bring the fight to Fighting Irish

Then-quarterback for Notre Dame DeShone Kizer scores a touchdown on a 2-yard against Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Nov. 7, 2015. Notre Dame won 42-30.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

After a successful game that saw many great things from both offense and defense, the Panthers seem to have had a huge confidence boost. But, the Panthers must prepare for a tough game against the Fighting Irish that requires the offensive line to capitalize.

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