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Pitt football needs to find its running game again to win

Pitt football needs to find its running game again to win

By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Losing on a 57-yard field goal is tough. Head coach Pat Narduzzi thinks the team can handle it. “We talked about being a tough-ass team, and that’s what our kids were today,” Narduzzi said. Toughness, however, won’t cover up the fact that Pitt had many opportunities to make sure its 27-24 road ...

Last-second field goal downs Pitt against Iowa

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 19, 2015


Filed under 2. Featured, Football, Sports, Top Stories

After a fourth quarter comeback by Pitt quarterback Nathan Peterman, the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Panthers thanks to a game-winning 57-yard field goal by Marshall Koehn as time expired. Pitt fell by a final score of 27-24, marking the first loss of Pat Narduzzi’s tenure at Pitt. It was a game of m...

Pitt football hopes to continue extracting revenge in Iowa rematch

Pitt football hopes to continue extracting revenge in Iowa rematch

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Call Pat Narduzzi “the exorcist.” In his first pair of games, Pitt’s new head football coach has led the Panthers to victories against two ghosts of losses past— Youngstown State and Akron. On Saturday at 8 p.m. , Pitt (2-0) will attempt to cleanse another demon from its past against Iowa (2-0). Like Pitt’s first two opponents, Iowa isn’t a mainst...

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

Pitt football schedule looks winnable but tough

By Joe Rokicki / Staff Writer

September 3, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports

On paper, everything looks easy. And on paper, Pitt’s schedule seems deceptively easy. But it’s easy to forget that Pitt has lost at least once to each of this year’s opponents in the past three years, some losses nastier than others. But with a new coaching staff and fresh enthusiasm, the futur...

Pitt football should utilize all of its weapons on offense

Pitt football should utilize all of its weapons on offense

By Dan Sostek / Staff Writer

September 21, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

After a 24-20 loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes, Pitt head football coach Paul Chryst described the contest in one sentence.“I don’t think anybody in this game was trying to fool anybody,” said Chryst, whose Panthers fell to 3-1 on the season after being outscored 17-3 in the second half of Saturday’s...

Pitt falters in second half, loses 24-20 to Iowa

Pitt falters in second half, loses 24-20 to Iowa

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

September 20, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

Something changed at halftime for the Pitt football team.Quarterback Chad Voytik summed up the first halfof the game Saturday, not just for the offense but the team as a whole.“We were rolling pretty good,” Voytik said.But after scoring 17 points and holding Iowa to just seven over the first two q...

Pitt ground game to collide with stout Iowa run defense

Pitt ground game to collide with stout Iowa run defense

By Ryan Bertonaschi / Senior Staff Writer

September 18, 2014


Filed under Football, Sports

The Pitt football game on Saturday will be a study in contrasts.  Pitt (3-0, 1-0 ACC) plays Iowa (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten) at Heinz Field in a matchup between two teams with opposite strengths that could end up attracting a close final score.On one side, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst has a unique weapon in ru...

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