The Pitt News

Football Takeaways: Twyman and the defense prove true to hype, while the offense continues to disappoint

Defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) posted a career-high six tackles and added 1.5 sacks, bringing his team leading total for the season to 4.5.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

So close and yet so far — Pitt football was within a yard of closing its rivalry with Penn State out with a colossal upset Saturday at Beaver Stadium, but came up short in a 17-10 loss.

Goal-line debacle costs Pitt in 17-10 loss at PSU

Junior running back AJ Davis is tackled in the backfield.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

The Panthers lost 17-10 in their 100th — and possibly last — game against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Halftime Update: Pitt and Penn State draw even at 10

After getting shut out in the first quarter, Pitt turned in an exceptional second quarter to go into halftime 10-10 against Penn State at Beaver Stadium.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

It was a tale of two quarters for Pitt football in the first half of its 100th and possibly final matchup at in-state rival Penn State.

Keystone Classic Preview: Who prevails in the centennial game?

Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench (2) celebrates after receiving a 32 yard pass.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Pitt and Penn State will play in the 100th — and possibly final — football game between the two storied rivals. Will the Panthers even the series?

Narduzzi press conference: Week 3

Head coach Narduzzi enters Heinz Field before Saturday’s matchup with Ohio University.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 10, 2019

Pat Narduzzi delivered what will likely be some of the only team comments until game day during his usual Monday morning press conference.

Takeaways from Pitt football’s win over Ohio

 First-year halfback Vincent Davis stiff arms junior Ohio cornerback Jamal Hudson.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 9, 2019

Pitt’s win over Ohio saw some new team developments, including improved play from the tight end position and the emergence of a new presence in the backfield.

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

Maurice Ffrench blows by the Ohio defense on his way to a 74-yard touchdown.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 7, 2019

Senior wideout Maurice Ffrench was crucial in Pitt's win over Ohio, setting new career highs with 10 receptions for 138 yards.

A requiem for the Pitt-Penn State game

Pitt and Penn State football have had a messy and complicated on and off relationship. The last time Pitt won against Penn State was in 2016, when Pitt won with a last-minute interception and a final score of 42-39.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

The Penn State game on Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium will bring an end — for now — to the on-and-off historic rivalry between the Pitt Panthers and Penn State Nittany Lions.

Pitt football to rebound against Ohio

Sophomore wide receiver V’Lique Carter (19) pushes for yardage against Virgina at the season opener on Aug. 31.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

After a disappointing loss in the season opener against Virginia, Pitt football hopes to bounce back when it welcomes the Ohio Bobcats.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple joined the team this season.

By Sam Krimins and Sean Tierney

September 5, 2019

Should Kenny Pickett be benched? Should Pat Narduzzi be fired? We address these and more Pitt football overreactions in this column.

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