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

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

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.

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

Ffrench connection leads Pitt football over Ohio, 20-10

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.

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

Agree to disagree: Pitt football overreactions

By Sam Krimins and Sean Tierney, For the Pitt News

September 5, 2019

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

Missed opportunities doom Pitt in 30-14 loss to Virginia

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 31, 2019

Pitt simply didn’t make the right plays at the right times, falling 30-14 to Virginia in Saturday night’s home opener at Heinz Field.

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

3 takeaways from Pitt’s Blue-Gold Game

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019

Saturday’s Blue-Gold Spring Game provided plenty to talk about, including performances that could indicate things to come and others that were too good — or too bad — to be true.

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

Defense dominates, but Blue-Gold football game allows sneak peak of revamped Pitt offense

By Stephen Thompson, Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2019

Just under 9,000 fans made their way to the North Shore to watch the 2019 iteration of Pitt football’s annual Blue and Gold game. On a picturesque spring day, the Blue team secured a 14-7 victory on the strength of junior quarterback Kenny Pickett’s two touchdown passes.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

By Pitt News Staff

January 16, 2019

Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

Panthers display dominance versus Great Danes, cruise to 33-7 win in home opener

Panthers display dominance versus Great Danes, cruise to 33-7 win in home opener

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

September 1, 2018

The Panthers scored all the points they would need in the first half, taking a commanding 33-7 lead thanks to three total touchdowns from sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett.

Pitt football’s rebuilding shows in final game

Pitt football’s rebuilding shows in final game

By Kevin Bertha | Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

For the second year in a row, and nearly 10 years to the day since the infamous “13-9” win over West Virginia, a mediocre Pitt football team upset another No. 2 team in the nation. The victory over Miami marked a satisfying end to a frustrating rebuilding campaign for the Panthers. Pitt started of...

Pitt upsets No. 2 Miami, 24-14, to finish season

Pitt upsets No. 2 Miami, 24-14, to finish season

By David Leftwich / Senior Staff Writer

November 24, 2017

Playing the spoiler role for a second straight season, the Panthers pulled off their biggest upset win of the year conquering the previously undefeated No. 2 Miami Hurricanes 24-14 at Heinz Field. Marking its second straight year with a late-season victory against a top-three team, Pitt football (5-...

Pickett Pitt’s only promising prospect

Pickett Pitt’s only promising prospect

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

November 19, 2017

The Pitt football team’s heartbreaking 20-14 loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday brought their season record to 4-7, while also disqualifying them from bowl contention for the first time since 2007. The loss also overshadowed what should have been an exciting occasion — the emergence of first-year ...

Gallery: Pitt football falls to Virginia Tech, losing bowl eligibility

Gallery: Pitt football falls to Virginia Tech, losing bowl eligibility

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

November 18, 2017

The Pitt football team couldn’t convert on four straight plays at the goal line with a minute to go in the fourth quarter — losing 20-14 to the Virginia Tech Hokies and any chance at a bowl game. Read the recap here. ...

Narduzzi’s quarterback shuffle costs Panthers

Narduzzi’s quarterback shuffle costs Panthers

By Adin Link | For The Pitt News

October 15, 2017

This season’s Panther football team has certainly not been afraid to make unconventional choices in their game plan, especially when it comes to the quarterback position. Pat Narduzzi has used two different quarterbacks in every game this season and in Saturday’s 35-17 loss to NC State, he did no...

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