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

Redshirt senior Tre Tipton (5) makes his second receiving touchdown for Blue at Saturday's Blue-Gold game.

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

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he will transfer to Oklahoma.

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

Junior wide receiver Maurice Ffrench runs the ball while completing his first touchdown against Albany.

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

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett ran in two  touchdowns during the Panthers' victory over Miami at Heinz Field last year. This year, Pitt lost in a game of ugly offenses. (Photo via Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics)

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

Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 193 yards and one touchdown, plus two rushing touchdowns, as the Panthers upset the previously undefeated Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

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

First-year quarterback Kenny Pickett completed 15 of 23 passes after he replaced Ben DiNucci during the second quarter of the Panthers’ 20-14 loss to Virginia Tech Saturday. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

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

Receiver Jester Weah breaks a tackle before running to the one yard line. (Photo by John Hamilton / Managing Editor)

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

First-year quarterback Kenny Pickett completed five of 13 passes in Pitt’s 35-17 loss to NC State. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

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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