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Pitt's defense in action at Saturday's game against UMass.

Column | Talent disparity trumped execution in 51-7 rout of UMass

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer September 5, 2021
The Panthers were clearly the better team when they dominated UMass on Saturday. But some facets of their game need refining before the Panthers travel to Tennessee next week.
The Panthers obtained a 41-17 win over the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday.

Panther football breaks through with smashing of Seminoles

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
With the winless month of October finally in the rearview mirror, Pitt football returned to its winning ways in a resounding 41-17 win this Saturday over Florida State.
Pitt football fell to No. 13 Miami Hurricanes Saturday with a 31-19 loss.

Panthers fall painfully short in third straight loss

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Pitt football’s promising start to the season is by now a relic of the distant past, as the team continued its recent struggles Saturday with a 31-19 loss to the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes.
The Panthers ended their three-game winning streak with the loss to NC State on Saturday.

Defense can’t be counted on to bail out Panthers every week

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 5, 2020
It’s been said that all good things must come to an end, and NC State put a quite sudden end last Saturday to Pitt’s glamorous season-opening run. The Wolfpack delivered a shocking 30-29 upset under the gloomy gray skies at Heinz Field.
Linebacker Cam Bright eyes Louisville’s Tutu Atwell.

No. 25 Panthers do ‘well enough’ to keep perfect start alive

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer September 28, 2020
No. 25 Pitt football is off to its best start of the Narduzzi era, with the defensive-minded Panthers winning their third straight game last Saturday in a hard-fought, 23-20 win over the No. 24 Louisville Cardinals.
First-year wide receiver Jordan Addison is tackled.

Despite flaws, Pitt handles business in ACC opener

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer September 21, 2020
In a defensive showdown where yards were scarce and points were even harder to come by, Pitt ultimately took care of business by stifling Syracuse in a misleadingly close 21-10 win on Saturday afternoon.
Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay

Panthers flip season opener script, pound Austin Peay

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer September 13, 2020
As Pitt’s football team ramped up to an uneasy, mid-pandemic season opener, questions still surrounded the team dubbed as a possible ACC dark-horse competitor. Unfortunately for Austin Peay, no answers were to be had.
Sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) runs during a 74 yard receiving touchdown in the first half of Thursday’s game against UNC.

Football Takeaways: Offensive improvements spark UNC win

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2019
From an offensive resurgence to a breakout performance, here are a few key takeaways from Pitt’s long-awaited victory over North Carolina.
First-year guards Gerald Drumgoole Jr. (4) and Justin Champagnie (11) celebrate after Wednesday’s 63-61 victory over Florida State.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s opening night

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer November 8, 2019
Pitt basketball’s first win was defined by two aspects that could come to define the team throughout the season — its defense and its bench.
Junior quarterback Kenny Pickett has tossed eight interceptions, all in pairs, this season.

Football Takeaways: Pitt needs more offense, less mistakes

By John Riskis , Staff Writer November 5, 2019
The Panthers secured bowl eligibility with a 20-10 win Saturday, but need to revamp their offense after an anemic showing against Georgia Tech.
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