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The Pitt News

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The Pitt News

Keyshon Camp (10) and John Morgan III (6) embrace after a defensive play during the ACC Championship football game.

Column | ACC title game win sets up Pitt football for long term success

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
In Saturday’s ACC Championship win over Wake Forest, Pitt earned its first outright conference title in program history. This victory sets the Panthers up for success well into the future, staff writer Frankie Richetti argues.
Pitt junior linebacker SirVocea Dennis (7) and redshirt senior linebacker John Petrishen (0) tackle Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader (16) during Saturday’s game against Syracuse at Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York.

Column | Win at Syracuse paves way for ACC Championship preparation

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 29, 2021
No. 20 Pitt football remained focused in its 31-14 win over Syracuse on Saturday. After passing the final hurdle of the regular season, Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers are primed for a high-stakes ACC Championship game.
Pitt tight end redshirt senior Lucas Krull (7) runs with the ball during Thursday evening’s game against UNC at Heinz Field.

Column | Panther defense weathers the storm, survives against UNC, 30-23

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Despite uncharacteristic struggles by Pitt’s offense, the defense stepped up when needed most, leading the Panthers to a 30-23 win and setting up an opportunity to clinch the Coastal Division next weekend.
Duke running back Mataeo Durant (21) and Pitt defensive back Brandon Hill (9) collide as Durant holds the ball during Saturday’s game at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Column | Panthers overcome slow start, demolish Duke

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 8, 2021
Pitt pulled away from Duke in the second half to win 54-29 on Saturday. Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers need to eradicate slow starts and make some changes on offense in order to stay ahead of the chaotic Coastal Division.
Pitt’s Brandon Hill (9), David Green (2), Sirvocea Dennis (7) and Wendell Davis (20) run down the field at Saturday’s game against Clemson University at Heinz Field.

Column | Pitt flips the script in 27-17 win over Clemson

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
The Panthers seized a program-changing opportunity in a resounding 27-17 win over Clemson. Staff writer Frankie Richetti argues that, despite the magnitude of the opponent, players and coaches alike know this season is in their control.
Pitt linebacker Chase Pine and P.J. O’Brien walked into the game against New Hampshire on Sept. 25 at Heinz Field.

Column | Pitt’s offensive line is unsung hero in 52-21 win over Georgia Tech

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer October 3, 2021
The Panthers kicked off ACC play on the road Saturday against Georgia Tech. The contest was never in doubt thanks to a stellar performance by the offensive line and timely turnovers created by the defense.
Pitts defense in action at Saturdays 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 8, 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 4, 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.
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