The Pitt News

Rest-of-season outlook, bowl projections for Pitt football

Pitt must win its next three games to have a chance of returning to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the ACC Championship game.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Where Pitt football goes from here could determine whether it rematches Clemson in the ACC Championship or falls to a middling bowl come postseason play.

Defense carries Pitt over Georgia Tech, 20-10

Senior receiver Maurice Ffrench, pictured here against Ohio, caught a career-high 11 passes in Pitt's 20-10 win over Georgia Tech.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 2, 2019

After committing more turnovers and penalties than their opponent, the Panthers narrowly escaped with a 20-10 win over the Yellow Jackets.

Panthers to fend off the Yellow Jackets

Pitt’s defense held Miami to only 80 yards rushing on the ground during Saturday’s 16-12 loss to the Hurricanes.

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Pitt (5-3, 2-2 ACC) will look to do just that this week on the road against Georgia Tech (2-5, 1-3 ACC). The Panthers are fresh off a deflating 16-12 loss to Miami and need every win they can get to secure the Coastal division title once more. Meanwhile, despite a lost season, the Yellow Jackets will be well rested after a bye and looking to play spoiler again after upsetting Miami two weeks ago.

Narduzzi speaks on adversity, adjustments for GT

Coach Narduzzi stands on the sideline during Pitt’s 16-12 loss to Miami on Saturday.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

In his weekly Monday press conference, Pat Narduzzi voiced his typical “game-by-game” mantra while also elaborating on what makes Georgia Tech a formidable foe despite its record.

Football Takeaways: Panthers suffer self-inflicted setback to Miami

Redshirt sophomore Todd Sibley Jr. (23) stiff-arms Miami sophomore safety Amari Carter (05) to fight for extra yards before being shoved out of bounds.

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson

October 28, 2019

The past week surrounding Pitt football had been filled with hope and optimism. Talk of New Year’s Six bowls and double-digit wins filled the thoughts, Twitter posts and column inches of spectators and fans. But ominous clouds on Saturday foreshadowed the foggy future that now remains for Pitt following its deflating 16-12 loss to Miami this weekend.

Hurricanes spoil Homecoming, beat Pitt 16-12

Taysir Mack comforts Aaron Mathews on the sidelines following Pitt's 16-12 Homecoming loss.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 26, 2019

Pitt failed to find the end zone and allowed Miami to score a late go-ahead touchdown to fall 16-12 on Homecoming.

Panthers to survive the Homecoming Hurricane

Kenny Pickett has topped the 200-yard mark in every game but one this season.

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

After back-to-back games on the road, it is appropriate that Pitt football returns to the friendly confines of Heinz Field on Homecoming Weekend. The Pittsburgh Panthers (5-2, 2-1 ACC) will host the Miami Hurricanes (3-4, 1-3 ACC) for a noon kickoff in Pittsburgh.

Panthers in the Pros: Old and new carry football legacy to NFL

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald signs autographs during the first day of training camp in Irvine, California, on July 29.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

While Pitt football is struggling to gain national recognition, the program is still producing NFL players at a frequency and quality that rivals some of the nation’s top programs.

Football Takeaways: Aggression is a double-edged sword

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (03) tackles Syracuse running back Jarveon Howard (28) during the 2018 matchup with the Orange at Heinz Field.

By Ben Mankowski, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The same aggressive defense that made Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi famous at Michigan State showed itself against the Orange, though Pitt kept the score close by making several avoidable mistakes.

Narduzzi talks Canes, Coastal, calmness under pressure

Narduzzi’s Panthers have cumulatively outscored their opponents by a single point.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Pat Narduzzi made it clear at his weekly press conference that he doesn't care about rankings, predictions or past games — his only focus is beating Pitt's next opponent, which this week happens to be Miami.

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